|Title:||The First Seven Years: Physiology of Childhood|
|Categories:||Birth to PreSchool|
|Publisher:||Rudolf Steiner College Press|
|Number of pages:||281|
A gold mine for every Waldorf teacher and parent.
This book shows that the first seven years of childhood should be a free space, without concern for the future. During these years, everything is provisional. The child and his or her caregivers are preparing the seeds for the child's future and the future of the world. This book gives the background of the singularity of this period. It is meant to be read by preschool teachers, parents, grandparents, and all others who want to know more about the laws and secrets of the first seven years.
A few of the topics addressed:
The Importance of the First Seven Years for the Rest of Life
Pictures of the Ether Body: the plant, elemental beings, human teeth, the child's drawing
Birth of the Ether Body: emancipation, wound healing, organ formation,
Seven life processes in the human body: sorting, taking in, adapting, breaking down, maintaining, growing, bringing into being
Perceiving: The Twelve Senses and their Development
Becoming Human: Walking-Speaking-Thinking
Education of the will: imitation and habits; reverence and imagination
Individualization, childhood diseases: a transformation of heredity; naughtiness and curiosity; forgetting and remembering
Available from Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore