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I really like book format as opposed to the computer for learning. I'm looking for books that have nice versus, crafts, and recipes. Also books with information about Kindi that I can start reading. I'm a planner and I like to have lots of time to read through things before I have to use them. So if you have read any of these and have anything to add about them I would really appreciate it. Thanks!


All Year Round
A Child's Seasonal Treasury
The Children's Year
Kindergarten with your 3-6 year old by Donna Simmons
Before the Journey - A Little Flower Garden
 

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My vote would be for A Child's Seasonal Treasury, The Donna Simmon's Kindy book and one you didn't mention- Earthways by Carol Petrash. These would be all you would need for the early years!!!
 

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My vote would be for A Child's Seasonal Treasury, The Donna Simmon's Kindy book and one you didn't mention- Earthways by Carol Petrash. These would be all you would need for the early years!!!
Ok, thank you! I just requested Earthways from the library and I'm waiting for it to be transferred from another branch. I have such trouble getting any type of Waldorf related books from my local library, but they had this one.
 

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I agree that A Child's Seasonal Treasury gets my vote. However I have not read Kindergarten with your 3-6 year old by Donna Simmons so I don't know what's in that one. The others I've read and enjoyed but A Child's Seasonal Treasury is so user-friendly and chock-full of ideas, I just love it.

I was able to get all of those books (except The Donna Simmons one) through our Interlibrary Loan system, so that might be something to look into as well. Then you can just buy the ones that you find the most helpful.
 

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I think Before the Journey is A Little Flower Garden and not Little Acorn.


Donna's kindy book is great, as is A Child's Seasonal Treasury. I second Earthways-- great book and you can usually find it used at a good price!
 

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I think Before the Journey is A Little Flower Garden and not Little Acorn.


Donna's kindy book is great, as is A Child's Seasonal Treasury. I second Earthways-- great book and you can usually find it used at a good price!
Oops youre right. I fixed it!
 

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I turn to All Year Round quite a bit for festival preparation, it is a festival book and it has a ton of recipes and crafts. However, this book is a decidely anthroposophic Christian perspective. It is a book that can be used through all the years, it is not especially a Kindergarten book.
The Children's Year is crafts divided by seasons, but many of the projects involve knitting and sewing, so that is something to be aware of if you are not proficient in these areas.
Melisa Nielsen's Before the Journey is essentially the story of four separate women of different religious and socio-economic backgrounds (one for each season) and how Waldorf looks in their home. It has recipes and crafts as well, but is in more of a story format as each of these four women journal about their lives and their journey into Waldorf.
Donna Simmons' Kindy book is invaluable. You will use it for all years of Kindy, including the six year old Kindergarten Year. It does have craft suggestions, how to create rhythm in your home, songs, a few stories and suggestions for how to bring those traditional components of Waldorf Kindergarten into your home life.
i like Earthways as well, but I think the age recommendations for the crafts are too low and the projects are enjoyed more by children older than what the age recommendation says. Earthways also has good ideas for the seasonal Nature Table...
A Child's Seasonal Treasury may be out of print? I have been hearing that from folks. Your local library may have it.
 
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