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Anyone have/use this book? I am considering purchasing it to help me establish some family routines. My library doesn't carry it, so I can't preview it. Do you like it? How has it been useful?
 

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have you tried interlibrary loan? i checked it out to see if it was worthwhile and ended up liking my enki stuff better. it is a good beginning resource for rhythm and movement. i don't think you can go wrong with purchasing this. this is a favourite with many waldorf homeschoolers. there are also some great movement resources on the bob and nancy site.....i couldn't help drooling over them! the 'a little garden flower' looked like it had some good things regarding rhythm in some of the sample chapters as well.
 

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I'm waiting on my Little Garden Flower kindy book, and have been half-heartedly on the lookout for a used copy of Seven Times the Sun . . . good to know the Enki stuff was more worthwhile for you lakesuperiormom <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Brisen, the routine/circle stuff is amazing (just in general, like I said I haven't seen Seven Times the Sun, but I'm sure I'll get it someday because I love having lots of resources <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) - we'd fallen out of our circle the past week and a half and started up again just yesterday and I basically watched dd1's ability to moderate her moods fall to pieces without the sensory integration stuff (part of Enki circle time, or at least they outline which circle activities affect what neurological system in the Enki stuff) and come right back to normal since yesterday! (This is the same dd that led me to NT, and crumbles when our diet isn't up to par - she keeps me on my toes!)
 

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I love <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Seven Times the Sun</span>. If you're interested in Waldorf it is a good basic book to have (IMO).<br>
I also love the "A Little Flower Garden" series as well- they are very helpful in planning a waldorf-inspired curriculum.
 

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Arg, looks like the server ate my reply.<br><br>
lakesuperiormom, I'm an ILL chicken <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I haven't tried it for anything yet. Half the time I'm too late picking up my holds & they expire. Thanks for the site recommendation, it looks like it has a lot of info.<br><br>
HerthElde, where are you looking? When I first found the book, it was $30, but I checked out amazon.ca today and they have it new for $13.<br><br>
Sounds like everyone likes it here. The reviews on amazon were good too, but I couldn't tell if it was written for families doing a full Waldord curriculum or if it could be useful to me too.
 

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Oh, wow! The only places I'd seen it were <a href="http://www.acornsjourney.com" target="_blank">http://www.acornsjourney.com</a> and <a href="http://www.lemandragore.com" target="_blank">http://www.lemandragore.com</a> - both of which are around $30. Chapters doesn't have it, and I thought I'd checked Amazon, but now I'm not so sure . . .<br>
Thanks!
 

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Without the CD, I would never have used mine at all. But I don't read music very well...and the book is mainly songs. I like it well enough.<br><br>
I prefer "Heaven on Earth" for establishing rhythm. And I prefer "A Child's Seasonal Treasury" for poems, fingerplays and crafts. It really does help to be able to see these books before buying, doesn't it? I have spent plenty on stuff I don't use as much as I'd hoped.
 

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it may have been helpful to actually post the link! lol i had to come back and comment....as much as enki has been my nemesis i am REALLY finding it helpful on movement circles....it is unbelievably overhwelming,but the work that has been put into the neurological parts of the movement circle is it's weight in gold! my dd is expressing some areas where she is lacking with sensory integration and so we are adding some extra proprioceptive/spinning stuff...she loves these and with the enki it's broken down in the front with what verse covers what. the christopherus website has a neat book called joyful movement that might be a good buy also and has sample of the music on it. are you looking for a book on rhythm or more on movement? are any of you headed to any conferences this year? we should load up our waldorf books and head to one to peruse all the books out there! i think, we would have a good library with all of us!
 
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