Early Childhood Education Expert’s New Book Unpacks Critical Stage of Childhood Development

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Judy Schumacher’s “Terrific Toddlers!” Examines Growth from the Toddler’s Perspective

Judy Schumacher’s many years of experience in the fields of early childhood and family education have led her to a deep understanding of the crucial importance of the toddler stage, the developmental period between 12 and 36 months of age.

Schumacher states that the first three years of a child’s life represent possibly the most sensitive stage of human development as it builds the foundation for the way children feel about themselves and their ability to navigate the big world around them.

“Decades of research have shown that this very early stage of development establishes how a child will learn, communicate, and forge social and emotional relationships for the rest of that child’s life,” Schumacher said. “Terrific Toddlers! is unique, because it looks at life from the toddler’s perspective during this pivotal period of growth and discovery, creating insight for parents as they guide their child’s learning and experience, while they also maintain their own peace of mind.”

Terrific Toddlers! offers proven, practical, positive parenting advice on developmental milestones, including toilet training, tantrums, sleep issues, discipline, teaching, speech, imagination and each child’s unique personality and temperament.

Dr. David Walsh, psychologist and best-selling author, describes the book as “having a parent coach at your fingertips.”

“Terrific Toddlers!”
By: Judy Schumacher, MA
ISBN: 978-1-4834-7534-9 (sc); 978-1-4834-7533-2 (e)
Available at the Lulu Publishing Online Bookstore and Amazon

About the Author
Author Judy Schumacher has worked in the early childhood and parent education field for more than 25 years. She has served as director of Education and Community Partnerships for the Minnesota Children’s Museum, senior program manager for Success By Six at Greater Twin Cities United Way, and family education specialist for the Saint Paul Public Schools.
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