Activities that Strengthen the Child's Cognitive Forces
Right out of Waldorf educational practice and supported by recent brain research comes a book with specific activities designed to build the brain to its maximum capacity for learning for life! Parents and teachers can find ideas here for helping children of all sorts to engage in the world actively while enhancing brain development. Based on the Waldorf school plan, so arts are in the essence of the ideas. Brain research shows that only the art light up the whole brain in a child for maximum neuron development, maximum mylination of these neurons. The book goes age-by-age and grade-by-grade with clear pictures of what to do and why to do them at what point in a child's development and budding capacities. Music, painting, drawing, playacting, dance, imaginative free play have been proven to enhance memory, intelligence, fluidity and flexibility of thinking, and engagement in learning.
Arising out of 18 years of Waldorf teaching experience as manual arts teacher and then Waldorf class teacher from grades 1 - 8, Elizabeth Auer's latest book Creative Pathways is a culmination of her work with hands-on activities and projects with children ages 6 - 14.
She wishes to share the contents with teachers everywhere in classrooms as well as in home-school settings.
The joy and benefits of integrating arts into academic learning are reflected in its wealth of practical advice of all kinds.
Table of Contents:
The Early Years:
Main Lesson Book Binding
Painting the Hebrew Myth of Creation
Veiling the Cave
Navajo Loom Instructions
Grade Four Dioramas
- Written and illustrated by Elizabeth Auer
- 94 pages
- 8.5" x 11"
- Reprinted 2013