New York, New York (PressExposure) June 04, 2015 -- Children can become very distraught in the aftermath of a natural disaster. This era is marked by an increase in such events, and therefore requires that everyone in the field of early childhood be prepared to respond to these unforeseen events. In her book, Monique writes what she defines as an arsenal of indispensable knowledge all childcare providers should have at their disposal. Armed with more than eighteen years of experience working with children, and her studies in relaxation therapy, Making Sense of Children's Senses is her mission to share her knowledge on relaxation strategies with colleagues in the childcare field.
"Twenty first century children are no ordinary children...the children of this century walk over crumbling grounds as the whole world seems to be caving in under the stress of political, financial, moral, and environmental woes," Rodriguez reflects. The children that eventually did return to her daycare in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy exhibited behaviors that were reflective of trauma - extreme clinginess, nervousness, and anxiety. Behaviors that were difficult and overwhelming, not only for her as a child caretaker, but for the children and their families.
In her book, Mrs. Rodriguez shows what children in this century are contending with on a deep emotional level, and the relaxation methodologies that caretakers can apply in their professional work to help children cope with the stresses of this unpredictable world.
From what classical music works best to relax children in a daycare setting, to what art activities to engage children in, to how to teach diaphragmatic breathing, to what natural fragrances to spritz in the classroom, Making Sense of Children's Senses is a concoction of hints and tips for all those who cherish their work with young children. This book will help childcare providers create and mold their early-childhood environments so that they become a haven of relaxation where children learn, play and thrive. Her book is now available on sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and bookstores near you.