LOVE THIS BOOK and it's accompanying preschool program! I used it with 8 of my children. It taught me how to be a good mom, and a fun mom. It gave me monthly objectives on how to focus and teach the individual concepts. For example: Joy of the Earth, Joy of the Body, Joy of Gratitude and Thanksgiving, Joy of Spontaneous Delight, Joy of Feelings. Preschool program had puppet shows on teaching all these things, art projects, sweet songs written especially for this program. ABSOLUTELY THE BEST PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, and I have looked at many, including Montessori.
Can't believe I am 1st to rate this wondeful book. It changed my life and truly made a difference in my childrens' lives. It works & is true. I still see the difference today. I see kids today and wonder who stole their joy. Mine are grown & still have it.
Though I have not finished reading this book, I have read many others by the authors and think their advice is priceless to raising healthy, happy, resposible children that turn into healthy, happy, resposible adults. This book is geared at children under the age of 5. They feel the most inportant thing to teach young children is joy. What a great idea. I look forward to finishing the book and implementing what I am learning with my own young children.
This book has truely helped me understand my two year old. I have learned to appreciate the simple joys he finds in his life, and I have learned to let him enjoy them. I read this book last week and have since put these principles into action. I have noticed a significant difference in everyone's attitudes.