Chapter 1Birth to Eight Months: Guidelines for Phases I to V
Why Separate the First Eight Months from the Balance of the First Three Years?
Reports from many parts of the world indicate that most children, even when raised under substandard conditions, do quite well educationally during their first eight months of life. Neither the child who will achieve superbly nor the one who will be seriously behind by the first grade seems to show any special qualities during the first year of life.
In our work we have found that rearing children well becomes much more difficult once they...