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Joyful Days with Toddlers and Preschoolers: Using Life as the Curriculum DVD by Faith Collins

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This delightful and informative DVD by can transform your life with young children, whether as a parent, childcare provider or early childhood teacher.  Faith points out that activities of everyday life—what LifeWays calls “The Living Arts”—have the advantage that we don’t have to manufacture them.  They happen all the time!

Topics Faith covers include:

The Secret to Involving Children Learn how to invite children by slowing down and cultivating as attitude of spaciousness

The Benefits of Life as the Curriculum Don’t let your desire for competence trump being connected with your children! Learn how to help children develop competence, which will help them feel contributing and connected.

Bodily Care in Life as the Curriculum Faith points out that we rush through changing diapers, washing hands, brushing hair, etc. because children don’t like them—but what they really don’t like is the rushing!  Learn how to use these activities as times of conscious connection instead!

The Advantages of Having Mixed Ages Together See examples of a mixed-age program where children from ages one to five watch out for and learn from one another.

Faith Collins is the founder of Joyful Toddlers! , a resource for parents, childcare providers and early childhood educators (www.joyfultoddlers.com).  She shares her experience through teleclasses, phone consultation, coaching visits, a blog and speaking engagements. Faith is a LifeWays graduate and was co-director of Rainbow Bridge LifeWays Program in Boulder.

Video recording (15 minutes)

Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

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Joyful Days September 6, 2014
Reviewer: Emily Nisbet from Olympia, WA United States
This is a lovely DVD. I had thought it would have more instruction and was disappointed that it was just an overview.  I had thought it might be something that I could refer to again and again for inspiration, but after watching it once, sadly I don't think that it will be a "tool" that I will bring out again and again.

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Short June 7, 2014
Reviewer: elmira robinson from richmond, surrey United Kingdom
It was a sweet short film. I hipe it was longer and more tips on practical application of steiner.

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Beatiful exposition January 25, 2013
Reviewer: Laura Cruz Paule from Bern, Bern Switzerland
I liked it very much but I wish it would be a bit longer. I found 15 minutes too short in relation to the price. But the content and the spirit that the video transmits it is really  worthy.

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Joyful Days January 16, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Vermont
Hello ~
I loved the DVD and thought it was well done.  I loved the basic thread which is: be  organized so you can be with the children 24/7 ~ having an assistant is the key to this smooth day.
Perhaps for the price it wasn't complete, I would have liked to have seen a very brief overview of the day:
~ play ~ activities ` crafts ~ a few more songs  ~ finger plays ~ view of the rooms ~ outside play area ~ discipline example.  For the above suggestion, I was thinking 15 seconds of each item except the finger plays etc.   If I was editing it I would have shortened the laundry delivery scene.  I loved the helping but felt it was too long and the children could have been doing some other play while she folded napkins or perhaps a finger play with them during this quiet time.  Just a thought ~ all in all it was lovely and one could feel the love that Faith shares with all and her friendly patient assistant also!  Thank you so much for this ~ I hope to see a more in depth DVDin the future!

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Nice Base January 16, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Brooklyn, NY United States
Good starting point or reminder

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