Synopses & Reviews
Whats the difference between an activity and an experience?
One is meant to pass the time, the other to last a lifetime.
Make the most of your interactions with young children with experiences that allow infants and toddlers to figure out how something works on their own. This book describes a process of learning that involves repeated interaction with and exploration of a caring environment, which builds trust between children and you. Each experience offers children the chance to choose their own approaches to tasks that promote their development.
Focusing on the Three Cs”curiosity, connection, and coordinationeach experience is described simply and includes a list of materials that are needed and tips to keep in mind. In addition, each experience includes specific strategies to help you promote the healthiest development in infants and toddlers.
This caregiving manual is filled with love and kindness toward little ones. The emphasis on teacher awareness and implementation of opportunities to enhance intimacy is beautifully emphasized by the authors. Their caring ways and attitudes shine through the words.”
Alice Sterling Honig, PhD, Professor Emerita of Child Development, Syracuse University
What's the difference between an activity and an experience? One is meant to pass the time, the other to last a lifetime. Organized by what the authors call the "Three Cs" -- curiosity, connection, and coordination -- the experiences are described simply, including materials needed and procedures to keep in mind. In addition, specific strategies are listed to help caregivers promote the healthiest development in infants and toddlers.