Month: August 2012

Rhythm and Repetition in the Child’s Environment, by Lisa Boisvert Mackenzie

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We tend to think of rhythm as a schedule or a sequence of activities that flows with the energy of the day, the energy of the week and the energy of the seasons. Yet there is another type of rhythm that surrounds us all the time, the rhythm of the familiar, the predictable, and the …

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Eat, Sleep, Play, Love: The Bare Bones of Rhythm, by Lisa Boisvert Mackenzie

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Anyone who spends time with children soon comes to recognize that the child’s most basic needs take precedence over everything else in the course of a day. The needs of children are very simple and very basic. When these basic needs are not met, they take over the child and instead of joyful play and …

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Rhythms and Routines: The Warp and Weft of LifeWays Childcare for the Very Young, By Pamela Perkins

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The infant is born out of the powerful surrounding rhythms, warmth, and security of the maternal sea, into a jarring world of light, air and unprotected sensory input. She is now totally dependant upon the love, consciousness, and responsiveness of her caregivers. In the days, weeks and months that follow, the baby will have to …

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