Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spindrift, Gateways
Poems, Songs and Stories for young children
of six books is an invaluable resource for any parent or teacher of
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Autumn and Winter contain a wide variety of Poems,
Songs and Stories of seasonal work, with many contributions for use
at festivals. The Spindrift volume comprises general and
miscellaneous material for use the whole year round, including over
forty stories, many of which come from different cultures around the
world. Gateways has sections on Morning, Evening, Birthdays
Founded out of the
Waldorf kindergarten movement, these books provide an indispensable
selection of material for working with young children.
over 20 years ago, these books are now in their third edition, and after
a very thorough re-editing, much new material has been included. In
addition, the music has been comprehensively edited, with most songs
now in the scale of D-pentatonic, particularly suitable for pentatonic
lyres, but quite capable of being played on any traditional 7 or 12
note instrument. Each volume includes a most enlightening introduction
to music in the Mood of the Fifth, written by Jennifer Aulie.
The covers are all
illustrated with watercolour paintings by David Newbatt, with the four
seasonal titles each depicting a different workman.
who have never had this collection, you are in for a treat. This is
a rich resource for anyone working with young children. For those
who have used the books for years, you will be torn between honouring
your old friends, probably battered and falling apart by now, or replacing
them with these beautiful new volumes."
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America.