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The child's curriculum : working with the natural values of young children

Dunlop, Aline-Wendy (2018) The child's curriculum : working with the natural values of young children. In: The Child's Curriculum. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 212-234. ISBN 9780198747109

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This book focusses on children's readiness for learning. It addresses the natural joy explicit in children's early conversations and engagement with music and their development through play with both adults and other children. This kind of education allows children to develop their bodies and skills, accept and understand their feelings, build relationships, and progress both their imagination and their problem solving skills. In this way, play with others drives development.