Creative Play the Steiner Waldorf Way

Author: Christopher Clouder
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1856753565
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Creative Play the Steiner Waldorf Way is the ideal book for parents who want their children to develop their creativity and imagination through play. It teaches you how to let your child develop according to the Steiner theory, which helps children to fulfil themselves naturally and holistically in mind, body and spirit. Each chapter covers a different element of your child's development and includes an expert summary of Steiner theory and how it relates to children and parents today. You will find instructions for how to make over 20 beautiful toys from natural materials to encourage your child to develop creativity, awareness, confidence and imagination.

Creative Play for Your Baby

Author: Christopher Clouder
Publisher: Gaia Books
ISBN: 9781856752718
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Babies and young toddlers explore their worlds through creative play. Based on the Steiner theory-the world-renowned holistic approach to childhood education as taught in the Waldorf Schools-this illustrated guide offers advice for parents on helping your baby develop mind, body, and spirit through stimulating imaginative play. Practical instruction is provided for each stage of development, centering around some 25 age-appropriate toys that parents can make at home. The playthings include dolls and puppets, knitted animals, rattles and balls, simple cars and other vehicles, blocks, and even a sandbox. The toys will stir the imagination, enhance sensory awareness, and enable children to discover more of their expanding world.

Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach to your Early Years Practice

Author: Janni Nicol
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317556178
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Have you ever wondered what the Steiner approach is all about, where it comes from and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach to your Early Years Setting is an excellent introduction to this philosophy. Janni Nicol clearly explains the history of Steiner Waldorf education, the role of play in learning and the key themes of rhythm, repetition and reverence with ideas for activities and resources. Practical examples throughout the book involving children of different ages in a wide variety of settings allow readers to see the connection between theory and practice. This new edition has been fully updated to include: Clear comparisons between Steiner practice and the revised Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) requirements A section on the growth of international Steiner settings Information on celebrating festivals and outdoor environments This convenient guide will help Early Years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Steiner Waldorf approach can bring to their practice and children.

Creative Play for Your Toddler

Author: Christopher Clouder
Publisher: Gaia
ISBN: 9781856752862
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Give your kids more than a diet of television and plastic toys with this inspiring course. Following hot on the heels of the hugely popular Creative Play for your Baby, this is the ideal resource for modern parents who want their children to expand their creativity and imagination through play. Discover child development according to the Steiner theory, which helps toddlers realize themselves both naturally and holistically in mind, body, and spirit. Each chapter deals with a different element of your child's growth and includes an expert summary of the theory that goes behind it. You'll find step-by-step instructions for making over 20 beautiful toys from natural materials to help your child develop resourcefulness, originality, awareness, and confidence.

The Parent and Child Group Handbook

Author: Dot Male
Publisher: Clairview Books
ISBN: 9781903458464
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rudolf Steiner's insight into the spiritual, sensory and intellectual needs of early childhood has inspired a unique kind of parent and child group. Drawing on this approach, Dot Male's book shows parents how they can join together with others to create a supportive family community.

Work and Play in Early Childhood

Author: Freya Jaffke
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Rhythm and repetition, together with example and imitation, are pillars on which early learning is based. Freya Jaffke applies these simple principles in practical and sensible ways.She describes children's play in a Steiner-Waldorf kindergarten setting, and provides tried and tested advice on this important stage of development.This book includes sections on Planning the day; Festivals; Rhythms; Materials; Educating the Will; Imagination; Spontaneous and Planned Play; Example and imitation of adults; Stages of development; From crawling to contrariness; Work and play; Craft and handicraft; Creating a protective environment; Hyperactive and inactive children.

Play the Forest School Way

Author: Jane Worroll
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780289294
Format: PDF, Docs
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Forest School is founded on a philosophy of nature-based play and learning that encourages children to develop confidence and self-esteem. This book will get your kids outside, making and building in the real world (instead of on a computer screen!). Whether your local woodland is a forest or a strip of trees along the edge of an urban park, these activities provide fantastic opportunities for family time and will encourage your children to fall in love with outdoor play. This is the first book to share Forest School games, crafts and skill-building activities with families and friends, its magical illustrations and simple instructions drawing children easily into a world of wonder.

You Are Your Child s First Teacher

Author: Rahima Baldwin Dancy
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1607743027
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explains how young children think and develop, describes ways parents can help their children learn about the world, and covers creativity, imagination, artistic ability, and music.

Heaven on Earth

Author: Sharifa Oppenheimer
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880109955
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As we see a shift of old forms that were once the foundations of our daily lives, parents--who must prepare the next generation to meet the changing world--have more questions today than ever before. Although our cultural values and family structures may change, it is the atmosphere in the home that continues to form the foundation of a child's life. In Heaven on Earth, parent and educator Sharifa Oppenheimer reveals how parents can make the home environment warm, lively, loving, and consistent with their highest ideals. Heaven on Earth balances a theoretical understanding of child development with practical ideas, resources, and tips that can transform family life. Readers will learn how to create the regular life rhythms needed to establish a foundation for learning; how to design indoor play environments that allow children the broadest development of skills; and how to create outdoor play spaces that encourage vigorous movement and a wide sensory palette. Through art, storytelling, and the festival celebrations, this book is an invaluable guide to building a "family culture" based on the guiding principle of love--a culture that supports children and encourages the free development of each unique soul. Sharifa Oppenheimer offers a gift from the heart. Heaven on Earth is a practical, inspiring resource that brings the author's informed, intuitive understanding of young children into the heart of the home. "Sharifa Oppenhiemer has given the world a great gift in the pages of this book. The important child-development information is exquisitely combined with the best 'How-to's' I have seen in any book for parents. Her book, is a ready guide that insures joyful, enthusiastic children who learn easily and contribute to their families and society for a lifetime. I have delighted in every page and feel this is absolutely A must read for parents, grandparents, teachers, and perhaps everyone who will ever touch the life of a child." --Carla Hannaford, Ph.D., biologist and international educational consultant to 32 countries and author of Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head and Awakening the Child Heart, Handbook for Global Parenting "This delightful book will be a wonderful resource for parents. They will certainly appreciate its warm, friendly, personal, and reassuring tone. I would have loved such a book when I was a young mother! For those whose children already attend Waldorf programs, it provides a helpful resource for creating a bridge between home and kindergarten. For others, this lovely book offers wonderful glimpses into the wise and nurturing practices of Waldorf early childhood education. In a world where childhood is increasingly 'media'ted and 'adult'erated, this book offers much-needed support for the protection of childhood. " --Susan Howard, chairperson, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America and coordinator, International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education "Being a parent is a challenging assignment, but with the help of Sharifa Oppenheimer's book, Heaven on Earth, our work immediately becomes easier. This book is both heartfelt and practical. It offers sound parenting principles with down-to-earth examples of how to raise children with both insight and grace." --Jack Petrash, director, Nova Institute, and author, Navigating the Terrain of Childhood: A Guidebook for Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline

The Creative Family

Author: Amanda Blake Soule
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822047
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When you learn to awaken your family’s creativity, wonderful things will happen: you’ll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways; your children will more often engage in their own creative discoveries; and your family will embrace new ways to relax, play, and grow together. With just the simple tools around you—your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials—you can transform your family life, and have so much more fun! Amanda Soule has charmed many with her tales of creativity and parenting on her blog, SouleMama. Here she shares ideas and projects with the same warm tone and down-to-earth voice. Perfect for all families, the wide range of projects presented here offers ideas for imaginative play, art and crafts, nature explorations, and family celebrations. This book embraces a whole new way of living that will engage your children’s imagination, celebrate their achievements, and help you to express love and gratitude for each other as a family. To learn more about the author, Amanda Soule, visit her blog at www.SouleMama.com.