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Joyful Toddlers & Preschoolers Book Club

World Family School
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Join World Family School's Gloria Overcash for a book club & study group discussing "Joyful Toddlers and Preschoolers" by Faith Collins. Author Faith Collins's is work is not only inspired by LifeWays (developed from the pedagogy of Rudolf Steiner and the experience of Waldorf education), she also has her masters degree in Early Childhood Studies. This book combines the very best of mainstream research with the wisdom of Waldorf education to offer a way of being with our children that is nourishing, fun, and works!

What does it “work” for, you ask? Faith’s book teaches you to cultivate a habit of “YES” and a mutually responsive relationship with your children so they want to do as you ask. Sounds amazing, right? But how? Using singing, movement, imagination, love & appreciation, exaggeration, and hands-on help instead of explaining and punishing you can get your child’s “buy-in” most of the time. A focus and deep understanding of the child’s needs to be competent, connected, and to contribute drives the underlying philosophy that informs her unique approach to working with children.

Join us for a book club study group as we move through Faith Collins’ Joyful Toddlers and Preschoolers. We will meet on four Sundays from 4-6 pm. Please make other arrangements for your children.

We will start in April to give you plenty of time to order and read the book.

You can order the book here:

April 8
Part 1: Transforming “No” into “Yes”: The Link Between Connection and Cooperation
Talk about Chapters 1-3

April 15
Part 2: Maintaining Connection Through Tantrums and Meltdowns (Theirs and Yours)
Talk about Chapters 4-6


April 29
Part 3: Raising Children You Enjoy Being Around: The Competence of Self-Regulation
Talk about Chapter 7 and also review Chapters 1-6 as desired.

May 6
Part 4: Creating a Life That Meets Everyone’s Needs
Talk about chapters 8-10

There is no charge to attend the book club, but donations to the school are always welcome and appreciated.

Please RSVP to info@worldfamilyschool.org