A very special book ?where you educate :
The first book that guides the Japanese educational philosophy adapted to children with practical art projects that also promote their creativity and sensitivity. Educate from the heart and that the child live from his talent.
With “Bringing JAPANESE ART and CULTURE to CHILDREN” you will find projects that will complement an alternative education to that presented by the system.
“As an educator, mother of three children and Art teacher for children ages 3-12 at Japan’s Montessori College, I became aware of where the authentic artist can be found and discovered that art is loved by all children. However, this interest begins to fade as the child matures. They just need to have the materials and tools. This ‘great-little artist’ emerges from carrying out a project with enthusiasm and freedom. As adults we strive, unnecessarily on many occasions, to try to mould the child by encouraging him/her do things that we consider to be correct. However, by trusting their autonomy and letting them investigate and perform a task on their own, can surprise us with fabulous results. On the other hand, it reinforces their self-worth and acceptance when feeling loved and useful: “Joy, feeling your own worth, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and able to produce, are factors of great value to the human soul. ” Maria Montessori.
In this book you will find a very useful tool to develop a strong personality in the child and contribute to building a solid self-esteem, with values that will allow him/her to be a successful adult in life, which can only be translated by the Word ‘happiness’. This is also true because when the basis of a person in their social integration is respect for oneself and everything that surrounds him/her, together with a Japanese IKIGAI philosophy of life, the result is none other than to give meaning to our life. The unique concepts of Japanese culture are detailed in a practical way to apply to the child. All this is achieved through the elaboration of projects that bring him/her closer to Japanese Art. Using their unique techniques and styles will help fuel their creativity.
Children will witness that with small decisions and constant effort, great achievements are achieved. On this occasion, with a ‘small-grea’t work of art.”
Sonia G Caballero
✅When I grow up I WANT TO BE HAPPY!. Help your child find his or her profession with an IKIGAI project included in the book ?
✅ARTE with projects for children of all ages.
✅ ART HISTORY.
✅VALUES, with Japanese concepts with important themes such as the value of things, attitude towards life and others, fostering self-confidence, self-esteem, the importance of doing things from the heart….
✅Foster CREATIVITY by acquiring skills such as collaboration, dedication, problem solving, concentration, perseverance, focus, non-verbal communication, constructive feedback, collaboration….
And all this with unique art projects developed and taught by Sonia G Caballero at the Montessori school in Japan.??
Here is a review by writer Virginia Gil Rodriguez: “JAPANESE ART and CULTURE for CHILDREN by Sonia G Caballero, artist as well as pedagogue since she has taught her techniques for the last 20 years to students from 3 to 12 years old in the Montessori school of Yokohama in Japan. This book is a gift that contains her art and her knowledge: the quality of the paper, the images, the layout. You can see that, in every detail, the artist has put her heart, her time, her knowledge. It has 19 practical exercises (there is a section reserved for “my project”) very well explained and illustrated. One of the things I liked the most is to learn about concepts of Japanese wisdom and culture associated with artistic projects: IKIGAI, KOKORO WO KOMETE, MINIMALISM, WABI SABI, etc. As the author says it is a book to do together: at home, in any Montessori school, in any class that works by projects, in any art class. I loved it. I can only recommend it.”
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