Some useful books of interest to parents, educators and life long learners

The following books have taught me what I needed to know, validated what I had discovered and have inspired and motivated me.

Artistic/Creative Development

Pat B. Allen; Art is a Way of Knowing
Julia Cameron; The Artist’s Way
Goleman, Kaufman and Ray; The Creative Spirit (Companion to PBS Television Series)
Natalie Goldberg; Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
Arthur Hull; Drum Circle Spirit: Facilitating Human Potential through Rhythm, also Drum Circle Facilitation: Building Community Through Rhythm
Rhoda Kellog; Why Children Scribble
Viktor Lowenfield; Creative and Mental Growth
Robert Schirrmacher; Art and Creative Development for Young Children
Christine Stevens; Healing Drum Kit
Brian Way; Development through Drama

Learning and Education

Howard Gardner; Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences; and Multiple Intelligences (updated version)
Carla Hannaford, PhD; Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not all in Your Head
Eric Jensen; Teaching with the Brain in Mind
Colleen Politano and Joy Paquin; Brain-Based Learning with Class

Growth and Development: Raising Healthy Children

David Elkind PhD; The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon
Carla Hannaford PhD; Awakening the Child Heart: Handbook for Global Parenting
Jane Heally; Endangered Minds
Alphie Khan; No Contest and Punished by Rewards
Steve Kline; Out of the Garden: Toys and Children’s Culture in the Age of TV Marketing
Carol Stock Kranowitz M.A.; The Out of Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction
Richard Louv; Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder
Heather Menzies; No Time: Stress and the Crisis of Modern Life
Stanley Turecki M.D; The Difficult Child

Other Favourites

Hen Co op; Growing Old Disgracefully
Micky Hart; Drumming at the Edge of Magic
Robert Lawrence Friedman; The Healing Power of the Drum
Layne Redmond; When Drummers Were Women
Elizabeth Stone; Black Sheep and Kissing Cousins: How our Family Stories Shape Us
Nina Wise; a big new free happy unusual life
David Roche; The Church of 80% Sincerity 

Now available:

Move and Grow: Dancing with Young Children by Barbara Karmazyn

How to teach dance to young children using a Creative Dance model. Lots of ideas and sample lesson plans.

90 pages, 8.5 x 11, $15 plus shipping, available by mail order.

Move and Grow


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