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This is the first year we are celebrating Candlemas and I have just been blogging about it and I suddenly though I haven't chosen a bedtime story yet for the festival! I was thinking about reading the first section of 'The Story of the Root children' as it is all about waking up and getting prepared for Spring...what do you think? Would this be a good story to choose? My only reservations are is that my LO's will probably want me to read the whole story and of course it goes through the rest of the seasons...and I wanted to focus on Springtime...I would love any ideas. I do have copy of Gerda Muller's Springtime so I guess we could look through and and talk about the pictures.
What will you be reading this Candlemas?

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We read The Bag of Warmth in Fireside Stories.

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ooooooo I like those two verses!

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A traditional story for Candlemas is around how the snowdrop got its color.....A religious aspect of this festival may be Jesus being presented in the temple to Anna and Simeon. Some families tell the stories of St. Brigid, some people celebrate that on Feb 1st...

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A traditional story for Candlemas is around how the snowdrop got its color.....A religious aspect of this festival may be Jesus being presented in the temple to Anna and Simeon. Some families tell the stories of St. Brigid, some people celebrate that on Feb 1st...

Many blessings,
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We do the Biblical account of the Presentation, but also tell "The Candles" from the Brothers Grimm.
http://fairytalearchive.com/the_candles_1870.html

I'm not quite sure why, but it really speaks to my six-year-old.

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We didn't get to do Candlmas because my 4 of my children had the stomach flu.
Is the idea to pick a verse and story and keeping to that theme until spring?
Sorry, we are not new to waldorf, just new to doing waldorf at home

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