All children are born wired to learn and to love. As young children explore the world and interact with others, their brains naturally develop at an incredible rate. And yet, in spite of our best intentions, parents and educators often fail to structure homes or schools in ways that fully encourage natural learning and empathy. The Natural Laws of Children draws on current research in neuroscience and in education to offer clear principles on how children learn and practical advice on how parents and teachers can best support learning. This powerful book offers simple advice to enhance learning for all children, regardless of income or access to resources.
A bestseller in its native France, The Natural Laws of Children tells the story of Celine Alvarez’s pioneering work in early childhood education. Over three years in a low-income school, Alvarez’s students achieved exceptional results in math and reading, as well as outstanding social skills. The Natural Laws of Children explains the scientific principles behind learning and social development, shares simple ways to help children develop their potential, and offers guidance to parents and educators.