Living Like a Child helps early childhood educators, caregivers, and parents see life from a child's perspective and provide environments that promote creativity, growth, and learning. With teaching techniques, breathing and relaxation exercises, classroom music ideas, and affirmation activities, Living Like a Child provides inspiration to make stronger connections with children. This handbook addresses the development of self, the many components of growth, and guides the journey to help children reach their full potential.
Enrique is a role model in his book, Living Like A Child. He has spent most of his life learning, living, and teaching creatively! Now, lucky reader, you will be able to enjoy his natural, accessible, and delightful ideas, experiences, and suggestions. Positive and inspirational books like this are needed today more than ever!
-Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, Educator, national consultant, and author of Celebrating Young Children and Their Teachers, Teaching by Heart, and Creative Experiences for Young Children.
Part 1 Master Teaching Principles
Chapter 1: Honor Your Master Teachers
Chapter 2: Engage All Learning Styles
Chapter 3: Ask Questions to Develop Critical-Thinking Skills
Chapter 4: Improvise to Encourage Creativity
Chapter 5: Teach and Learn in Width and Depth
Part 2: Life Learning Techniques
Chapter 6: Add Music - Moments for Music
Chapter 7: Affirm – Kiss Your Brain, Give Yourself a Hug
Chapter 8: Breath and Relax – Entering the Performance Zone, Muscle Relaxation, Expanding Breathing Capability, Breathe with the Music, The Tree and the Wind, My Tree was cut Down, Eddie the Elephants
Chapter 9: Imagine or Visualize – Three Guesses, Calling upon Memories, Eagle in the Sky, What Color is Your Bird, The Magic Bag
Chapter 10: Move – Energy Dance
Chapter 11: Add Dramatic Delivery – Surfing the Words, Symphony of Emotion, Symphony of Seasons, Symphony of Science, Student-Created Music
Part 3 Measurable and Immeasurable Results
Chapter 12 Measured Student Gains
Chapter 13 An Invitation to Live in the Eye of the Storm
Appendix Sample Music Lists