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Hawthorn Press Early Years Series

Kindergarten Education

Freeing Children’s Creative Potential

May 2004
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    1st May 2004
  • ISBN 9781903458334
  • Language English
  • Pages 224 pp.

Freeing children’s creative potential!

What can children gain from the treasured world of childhood that will enrich their adult lives? Educator Betty Peck celebrates the power of Kindergarten to help children find their creativity and imagination, opening the door to a passionate relationship with learning.

Using vivid case studies from her own experience and from the research of Froebel and other early-years pioneers, the author demonstrates how a holistic, loving approach to pre-school education opens the door to:

  • Enabling creativity, awareness, wonder and discovery
  • Meeting the spiritual and physical growth needs of young children
  • Storytelling, movement, ring time and play
  • Celebrating festivals and the seasonal round
  • Creating play gardens to discover nature’s secrets
  • Involving families and communities
This is an essential resource for teachers and parents who want to give their children a more meaningful education.

Betty Peck

Betty Peck has more than fifty years experience as a kindergarten teacher and consultant in mainstream education. She was the 1985 Saratoga Citizen of the Year and founder of the Saratoga Community Garden, an educational organic garden for school children.