The Formation of the Mathematical Mind
The foundation of a love of math comes not from rote lessons, but from joyful experience in seeing shapes and objects.
The Importance of Nature
An atmosphere of love and respect for plants and animals, in the home, is the best foundation.
Art Is a Way of Approaching Life
Art is a way of approaching life, of moving and speaking, of decorating a home and school and oneself, of selecting toys and books.
Children and Language
The acquisition of all languages spoken in the environment of the child begins in the womb before the child is born, and continues to be an
**This article was originally published on www.michaelolaf.com** If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing. —Zimbabwe Proverb Making Music Everyone has a need to sing, dance, make music, and we can fulfill our own needs as we fulfill that of our child. It is important to eliminate background sounds—that the child at this age cannot screen out—and to make all sounds count. A child's musical taste is formed early in life so we should provide an consideration