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Hawthorn Press Early Years Series

The Genius of Natural Childhood

Secrets of Thriving Children

July 2011
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    5th July 2011
  • ISBN 9781907359040
  • Language English
  • Pages 240 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9.25"

Fifty-two percent of parents admit they never read to their child. Toddlers watch 4½ hours of television daily. Increasingly, children are obese, enter school developmentally delayed, and require special education.

Sally Goddard Blythe draws on neuroscience to reveal how the wisdom of nursery rhymes, playing traditional games, and fairy stories contribute to healthy child development. She explains why movement is importand and how games develop the skills of children at different stages of development. She offers a starter kit of stories, action games, songs and rhymes.

C O N T E N T S:

  1. Movement and training the senses, rough and tumble play—why movement matters
  2. Music and language—prenatal development, movement and music, nursery rhymes
  3. Lullabies, rhymes and song—origins and uses
  4. Action songs and games for babies to preschoolers, massage and rhythm, finger play
  5. Power of fairy tales
  6. Day in the Garden, story for movement
  7. “Getting ready for school”—developmental factors to look out for; assessments of hearing and vision; where to go for help

Sally Goddard Blythe

Sally Goddard Blythe is the author of seven books on variou8s aspects of child development. Her professional life has been dedicated to investigating and remediating underlying physical factors in children presenting with specific learning difficulties and adults suffering from anxiety and panic disorder. Although closely linked to The INPP Method, of which she is currently the international director, her interest in a physical basis for learning and emotional difficulties stems from a broad based education, which began with an interest in the arts and moved over to the sciences. Informed by the many children she has worked with in a practice spanning three decades, she has lectured in many different parts of the world and continues to provide training in The INPP Method to students from all over the world.