STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT
When we observe the child and take our cues for readiness from them, we are respecting the child's current stage of consciousness and development, as well as being much more efficient with time and energy spent.
I highly recommend reading the article Non-verbal Education-A Necessity in Development Stages by Michaela Glockler (see below) where she gives an in depth description of stages of childhood.
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Living with Children http://www.creativelivingwithchildren.com
An incredible, not to miss resource for all aspects of becoming a parent, raising children and understanding their development with consciousness, creativity and courage by Susan Liang.
The bath, 1893 by Mary Cassat
FROM ONE TO THREE