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#1 of 5 Old 03-25-2007, 09:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We have All Year Round and it is great. Unfortunatley it was missplaced during our move. I am thinking of buying the Children's Year as well. Would it be redundant to have both books. Just wondering whether it will be worth having too.


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At first I was going to say that they are redundant, (and there is some overlap), but upon paging through I think the books fit different needs. All Year Round -as you know- has as it's focus the seasons/festivals and handwork that relates to the festival or for the nature table.

I think Children's year is really full of handwork for children (lovely things that we can make to surround our children with) or handwork that can be made by 1-2grade children and up---several different doll patterns (instructions for doll heads), different patterns for knitted animals, directions for sewn/knitted clothes, hats, slippers, etc.

We have made many different gifts from Children's Year; at least that is how it has worked out for us--when my dd wants to find something new to work on, TCY pretty dependably has something that she'd like to make--and at this age we work on it together. I used AYR a lot more when I was building up our nature table characters, and planning out how to celebrate different festivals.

If you can I'd get both, I think they're worth it.
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Thank you, I think I will get it.

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I love that book!!

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I have had them both for ten years and use them both all the time. There are some things that overlap, but there are plenty that don't, and as I said, they have more than paid for themselves in a decade, still going strong!
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