Book Info

The Magical Years:
101 Activities for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers to Grow and Thrive

Paperback, 8.5 x 11″
156 pages
ISBN: 979-8-7157-9301-0   

“A timely and teacher-approved manual of activities, recommendations and insight for the younger child from a master early childhood educator. Marlene Lerer has condensed  40+ years of experience to share with those parents and teachers who know how crucial the early years can be.  A must-have for those of us who work with little ones at home and at school!”

—Debra Markham, Director, Johns Creek Montessori School 

The Magical Years is excellent for several reasons – she provides easy to implement, age-appropriate lessons for all stages of development in the first five years. The activities are easy to implement and interactive with the child.  Young children love to learn life lessons, and the book has lots of lessons that focus on this. I appreciated all the lessons related to manners because children love learning these and they last a lifetime!  This is also a great book if you have grandparents visiting, nannies or babysitters, because you can provide some structured activities for them to do that will be fun, and interactive. I have known Marlene as an educator for decades and I know her passion for young children, and her belief that we need to connect with them in tangible ways (rather than through technology or gadgets).”

—Paula Charles, President, President & Board Chair, The Suzuki School, Atlanta

“As the father of a three year old, I’ve been looking for a book like this—so comprehensive and understanding of what parents need in order to feel good about the activities they do with their child. Now with a newborn, I’m looking forward to doing the activities in the first section, too. This book is an exceptional value.”

—Adam Robinson, father of Grace and Cleo

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Sampling of Activities