This book, Better Late Than Early, has been off the market for many years now. I was happy to see that it is now available as a Kindle book. If you have not read it, and you have young children, I would greatly encourage you to read this book.
Many of us as Seventh-day Adventists have possibly heard of the counsel to delay formal learning until your child is 8-10 years old. It seems odd to have that counsel when we don’t really follow that. The laws don’t always allow for this and so we just shrug our shoulders and figure everyone else sends their kids to school at 5 years old… or preschool at 3 years old… so it must be okay.
I admit that following advice that seems to cross the grain of everything we have known and everything we see happening around us, is difficult. It puts us in a place where we can feel like we would be judged. However, I find that many times, we simply need some knowledge to understand the counsel to give us “doubting Thomas-es” something to consider.
That’s where this book comes in. Written by the late Raymond and Dorothy Moore, this couple worked to encourage us with following the counsel we were given. They took that information and challenged it. Both being highly educated and working in the school system, they worked with others and did studies on how children learn. This book is a result of those findings. The more technical book with actual study cases is called School Can Wait II. This book, Better Late Than Early, is more user friendly with less technical terms, but still shares much of the same information with some practical ways to create a warm learning environment that is less formal for the early years of our children’s education.
So, I encourage you, if you have children under 8-10 years of age, even if you just had children and they are still babes in your arms, and you have money to spare to check out this book, you will find great encouragement and ideas for the younger years of your child’s life. Your faith may be encouraged to realize that God’s counsel was and still is a blessing for our children and our families.
You can find the book on Amazon at Better Late Than Early. May God bless you and your growing families!
*We have had some try the link and it will not work to purchase. I have had 3 different website links for this book. (not search links), so please search for the book on Amazon if the link does not work for you, if you are interested!) 🙂