Forest Kindergarten Teacher Training 2018
The Foundation Course readings open a doorway of knowledge into the developmental inner-workings of the young child's mind and physical senses. In walking through that threshold I see many paths of knowledge leading me toward an evolving capacity to support each child in their own journey of developing their full human capacity, with as little interference from an underdeveloped motor-sensory system as possible. The common threads I found throughout all of the readings center on the stages of physical, psychological and cognitive development of the young child; biological expectations; importance of free, imaginative and risky play in the formation of the self; movement (motor-sensory development) as a cornerstone to higher thinking (emotional-cognitive and verbal-intellectual development). I would like to focus my thoughts upon the biological expectations of the child, which include movement, imitation worthy activity (meaningful work), and a caregiver to model or entrain human behavior and culture.