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Learning Environment Impacts Birth to 3 Learning & Development
New Resource Book Shows Early Educators How to Develop Spaces that Nurture Infants, Toddlers and Two-Year-Olds
Lewisville, N.C., June 30, 2021 – Classroom learning environments can have a huge impact on the ways children learn, develop skills, gain confidence, and make connections. Even for very young children – infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds – environments help shape their learning.
Enticing Environments for People Under Three, a new resource book written by Laura Wilhelm, EdD, shows educators how to strive to see people under three as intently as they see us. Wilhelm explores aspects of inviting, interesting, and intriguing environments and discusses ways to develop classroom spaces that nurture, support, and challenge infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds.
“Research (and experience) tells us that a classroom space that meets the needs of its inhabitants is a place where children and the adults who are for them can thrive,” says Wilhelm. “I hope that the ideas and information shared in this book will inspire and enrich the work of early educators.”
Chock-full of colorful photographs taken by the author in real spaces inhabited by infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds, this book offers easy-to-do ideas with low-cost materials, a little creativity, and someone who is handy with tools. In addition to looking at grouping children by age and providing age-appropriate routines, the book considers ways to support language, physical, emotional and cognitive development.
Enticing Environments for People Under Three ($34.95, 124 pages (estimated), 7”x10”, paperback, ISBN 978-0-87659-800-9) by Laura Wilhelm, EdD, will be available in December 2021 from Gryphon House. Dr. Wilhelm is available for media inquiries. Digital review copies may be requested through Edelweiss.
Laura Wilhelm, EdD, is a professor in the department of Family Services and Child Development at Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Wilhelm has taught pre-K, kindergarten, and first and third grade; directed a laboratory school; and taught graduate and undergraduate courses for teachers, administrators, and child-care providers. Her current research interests include best classroom practice, nature literacy, and urban education.
Gryphon House is an award-winning publisher of resource books designed to help early childhood educators and families with children from birth through age understand and successfully apply today’s theories and best practices of early education.