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Ready to Learn

From Birth to School Readiness

September 2007
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    1st September 2007
  • ISBN 9781903458662
  • Language English
  • Pages 192 pp.

When are children ready for school? Many parents are concerned about their children entering formal schooling too early. They question “hot housing” children, as well as the stressful side effects of too much formal schooling too early. Ready to Learn will help you to decide when your child is ready to take the step from kindergarten into elementary school. The key is an imaginative grasp of how children up to the age of six years learn to play, speak, think, and relate.

The authors offer parents and professionals useful maps for understanding the physical, soul and spiritual aspects of child development; how children “grow down” into their bodies; how language and the senses develop; reading readiness; the place of computers; whether girls and boys learn differently; and simple tests for school readiness.

Martyn Rawson

Martyn Rawson was a class teacher in York (UK) and has taught English, art history, and anthropology in Germany. His is involved in teacher training and in promoting Waldorf education wherever possible.

Michael Rose

Michael Rose is a founding teacher at the York Steiner School and a tutor for the North of England Steiner Teacher Training Course. He coauthored Ready to Learn (2002) and is the author of Living Literacy (2006).