"If you already know something about Pikler, Gerber, and RIE, you are going to love this book! If you never heard of Emmi Pikler or Magda Gerber and the organisation called RIE, you’re in for a nice surprise. Toni Christie has done an admirable job of explaining some important concepts that can be used in infant-toddler early care and education programmes, concepts that all fall in the category called being respectful. She not only explains, she also shows, throughout the book, what it means to be respectful as she describes the behaviours that go with the attitude.
Toni provides a thorough discussion and illustrations of primary caregiving and how it is a way of building trusting relationships – an important aspect of infant-toddler care. Toni defines the term, tells how to do it, and she also explains the kinds of misconceptions some people have about primary care. Woven through the primary care chapter and the other chapters as well is the theme of observation – what Toni calls, “peaceful observation.” It’s a way to get to know each baby and understand what each needs."
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