Child Wonder

Child Wonder


Child Wonder

“Yes, they don't have much of anything, and I'm not sure children are allowed to
shop there.” “So you're saying I should come along?” “It's probably best, yes.”
Mother got Linda out of the tent, where she had barricaded herself in, waiting for
the ...

Child Wonder

Finn lives with his mother in a working-class suburb of Oslo. It is 1961, before oil, before anyone had any money at all. One day a mysterious half-sister appears, turning their lives upside down - why is she so different from every other child? When his mother takes a lodge, Finn is enthralled by the bad language and Bakelite T.V. he brings with him, but the newcomer has his own plans for the family. And throughout the long summer, Finn cannot help feeling his mother is keeping a powerful secret from him, pushing them further and further apart.

Child of Wonder

These vibrant illustrations are a perfect complement to Marty's inspired poetry. Included with the volume is a link to a free mp3 download of the song, as well as the full notation of Child of Wonder for families that wish to sing along.

Child of Wonder

Bestselling composer Marty Haugen's "Child of Wonder," written for the baptism of his godson, celebrates the sacredness of human life and childhood. Now in this wonderful book, artist Stephen Nesser illuminates the lyrics with scenes of childhood rituals from faith traditions and cultures around the world, who play together to form community. These vibrant illustrations are a perfect complement to Marty's inspired poetry. Included with the volume is a link to a free mp3 download of the song, as well as the full notation of "Child of Wonder" for families that wish to sing along.

Wonder Child

What Summerhill did for education, Wonder Child will do for parenting. This beautifully illustrated work opens new horizons on child rearing by helping parents rediscover the child within themselves. 4-color and black-and-white photos.

Wonder Child

What Summerhill did for education, Wonder Child will do for parenting. This beautifully illustrated work opens new horizons on child rearing by helping parents rediscover the child within themselves. 4-color and black-and-white photos.

Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know

Kate Douglas Wiggin. INTRODUCTION I Wonder What the Birds Said
INTRODUCTION I Wonder.

Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know


Wonder s Child My Life in Science Fiction

Wonder s Child  My Life in Science Fiction

Science fiction legend Jack Williamson's classic autobiography is much more than the story of a single man's life and work; it is an amazing look at the entire 20th century from the perspective of a man on a "long search for endurable compromise with society." Born in 1908, Williamson often felt at odds with the world around him and began writing science fiction as a method of escape. His tentative entrance into the field - his first story was published in 1928 in Hugo Gernsbach's legendary Amazing Stories - soon transformed him from a pulp writer into one of the Grand Masters of science fiction.

The Wonder of Children

This combination of elements led to regression of the boy's character (moral
action) to the level of a young child who does not fully understand consequences
and outcomes. “Man's character is his fate,” said the Greek philosopher
Heraclitus.

The Wonder of Children

With The Wonder of Girls and The Wonder of Boys, bestselling author Michael Gurian presented his groundbreaking views on parenting. Now, with the same breadth of vision and depth of commitment, he puts forth a practical design for better nurturing the souls of our sons and daughters. The Wonder of Children offers Michael Gurian's scientifically argued steps toward better care of our children's souls. You'll learn how and why to: • Increase bonding and attachment in the family and bring the extended family back into the raising of children. • Control a child's media use and expand time spent in the natural world. • Guard against damaging brain stressors that can trigger disorders such as depression and substance abuse. • Examine the potential toxicity of a child's daily schedule. • Increase the time children spend in spiritual process, understanding the mysteries of life, and experiencing joy and a sense of belonging. A passionate and practical guide, The Wonder of Children puts forth a finely wrought argument for greater attention to the spiritual side of childhood.

Child Wonder

Child Wonder


The Wonder Child

The Wonder Child


The Wonder Child

An illustrated collection of traditional Jewish tales from various countries.

The Wonder Child

An illustrated collection of traditional Jewish tales from various countries.

Child of Wonder

Child of Wonder


Wonder Art Workshop

Watching for Wonder “If a child is to keep alive his or her inborn sense of wonder,
he needs, she needs the ... If I had the influence with the good fairy who is
supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I would ask her to gift to
each ...

Wonder Art Workshop

In Wonder Art Workshop, educator and educational development expert Sally Haughey shares her approach to hands-on, play-based learning with parents, teachers, and other facilitators, offering 25 activities that let your child take the lead in developing their own sense of intrinsic motivation to imagine, experiment, and discover. The author's wonder-based approach reflects and synthesizes several child-centered educational movements, including Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and Montessori. Become a catalyst for cultivating your child’s curious mind through these steps and activities, which start with art and apply to other subjects, including science and literacy: Take stock for your wonder journey with helpful guidance on collecting materials, preparing a space, and nurturing the process while allowing children to make independent choices. Harness curiosity through a collection of sensory-based activities that use a variety of loose parts and other creative materials for open-ended play. Encourage experimentation by unleashing your child’s inner alchemist with “potion trays” they can use to mix color, create fizzing concoctions, make play dough, and more. Unlock literacy play with activities that inspire children to imagine and create their own characters, structures, and landscapes. Give your children the precious gifts of wonder and curiosity and help them become the best they can be with Wonder Art Workshop.

In the Throe of Wonder

If there is in our childhood wonder some Socratic wisdom that is worth retrieving,
it lies in the fact that, as children, we did not yet have the illusion of understanding
what being means. In these reflections I have no desire to go back to the past ...

In the Throe of Wonder

This book is a meditation on the experiences of wonder, horror, and awe, and an exploration of their ontological import. It argues that these experiences are not, as our culture often presumes, merely subjective, emotive responses to events that happen in the world. Rather, they are transformative experiences that fracture our ordinary lives and, in so doing, provide us access to realities of which we would otherwise be oblivious. Wonder, horror, and awe, like the experiences of love and death to which they are so intimately related, are not events that happen in our world but events that happen to it and thus alter our life as a whole. Miller explores the impact of that transformation -- its deconstructive effect on our ordinary sense of our selves, and the breakthrough to a new understanding of being which it makes possible.

Wonder and Education

On the Educational Importance of Contemplative Wonder Anders Schinkel ...
Secondly, although there is probably a natural aspect to the waning of wonder in
the course of childhood, it is certainly not an inevitable fact, beyond the influence
of ...

Wonder and Education

Many people, whether educators or not, will agree that an education that does not inspire wonder is barren. Wonder is commonly perceived as akin to curiosity, as stimulating inquiry, and as something that enhances pleasure in learning, but there are many experiences of wonder that do not have an obvious place in education. In Wonder and Education, Anders Schinkel theorises a kind of wonder with less obvious yet fundamental educational importance which he calls 'contemplative wonder'. Contemplative wonder disrupts frameworks of understanding that are taken for granted and perceived as natural and draws our attention to the world behind our constructions, sparking our interest in the world as something worth attending to for its own sake rather than for our purposes. It opens up space for the consideration of (radical) alternatives wherever it occurs, and in many cases is linked with deep experiences of value; therefore, it is not just important for education in general, but also, more specifically, for moral and political education.

Dickens and the Imagined Child

Jonathan Buckmaster For Dickens, the essence of childhood wonder was
epitomized by the christmas pantomime. he repeatedly expressed his
enthusiasm for this form of popular entertainment, and its central protagonist the
clown, in a ...

Dickens and the Imagined Child

In Dickens and the Imagined Child, leading scholars explore the function of the child and childhood within Dickens’s imagination and reflect on the cultural resonance of his engagement with this topic. Part I begins by proposing a typology of the Dickensian child that is followed by discussions of specific child characters, while Part II focuses on the relationship between childhood and memory and Part III addresses childhood reading and writing.

The Wonder Approach

Abundance, even of good things, prevents them from being valued. Miguel de
Cervantes The most direct and efficacious way of extinguishing children's wonder
is to give them everything they want, without even giving them the opportunity to ...

The Wonder Approach

'This book is a must-read for parents and educators who want to refocus children's attention to one of the greatest secrets to long-term happiness - discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary' - Jessica Joelle Alexander, co-author of The Danish Way of Parenting Children of the last twenty years have grown up in an increasingly frenzied and demanding environment so that, on one hand, education has been rendered more complicated, and on the other, the essentials have been lost to view. In order to ensure their future success, parents often feel that they must fill their children's schedules with endless activities that cause leisure, spontaneous activity, and the experience of nature, beauty and silence, to fade out of their lives. This veritable race toward adulthood distances children more and more from the natural laws of childhood. A constant stream of loud and flashy stimuli disturbs the only true and sustainable learning that exists in them: that of calmly and quietly discovering the world for themselves and at their own pace, with a sense of wonder that goes beyond mere curiosity for the unknown or interest in novelty. In a world such as this, it can be a daunting task for a parent or educator of young children to discern how to best raise their children. Catherine L'Ecuyer offers clarity, drawing attention to the findings of many studies of the last few decades on the effects of screen use, overstimulation and mechanistic approaches to education on young children, and suggests time exploring the real world, more silence and the 'Wonder Approach' as remedies. Learning should be a wondrous journey guided by a deep reflection on what the natural laws of childhood require: respect for children's pace and rhythms, innocence, sense of mystery and thirst for beauty.

A Sense of Wonder

Our students would go away and incorporate the ideas we discussed on
placement and a year later would return as inspired science practitioners,
glowing with stories of children's wonder and curiosity about the simple principles
of science in ...

A Sense of Wonder

This practical book offers a scientific framework for the early years that is divided into four key areas: biological science, physical science, earth science and environmental science. Topics covered include life, nature, environmental care, sustainability, and biodiversity - with links throughout to the EYFS. A Sense of Wonder is an easy-to-read guide for educators looking to implement play-based science learning and inspire children of all ages in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The Mystery of the Child

To wonder is a mark of the child's life and an activity to be encouraged in the
provider of care. A glance down the “Parents and Children” shelves in large
bookstores gives evidence that most of the books are concerned with something
other ...

The Mystery of the Child

Much of today's writing on children treats the child of any age as a problem or a set of problems to be solved, effectively reducing the child to a complex of biological and chemical factors, explainable in scientific terms, or regarding children as objects of adult control. In contrast, Martin Marty here presents the child as a mystery who invokes wonder and elicits creative responses that affect the care provided him or her. Drawing on literature as new as contemporary poetry and as old as the Bible, The Mystery of the Child encourages the thoughtful enjoyment of children instead of the imposition of adult will and control. Indeed, Marty treats the impulse to control as a problem and highlights qualities associated with children -- responsiveness, receptivity, openness to wonder -- that can become sources of renewal for adults. The Mystery of the Child represents a new tack for Martin Marty -- universally respected as a historian, theologian, and interpreter of religion and culture -- but displays the same incisive, erudite quality marking the fifty-plus books and thousands of articles that he has previously written. Marty's broad, thoughtful perspective will inspire readers to think afresh about what it means to be a child -- and to be a caregiver. This book is sure to claim a wide readership -- parents, grandparents, schoolteachers, theologians, historians -- engaging anyone wanting to explore more fully the profound realm of the child.