Many parents find it hard to know what toys are appropriate for children at different ages, and what kind of play to initiate and encourage. What can parents do to best help children develop and grow their skills, and their understanding of the world?
Karin Neuschutz, an experienced educator and parent, addresses these questions in this concise, readable book. She discusses how children play, creatively and freely, and how they are affected by their environment and by the adults near them. She explores each developmental stage up to age seven, using case studies to illustrate particular issues. She then suggests suitable toys and dolls for children at particular stages, and nurturing activities. Parents and early-years educators will appreciate the dependable, practical advice in this book.