A Collection of Poems, Songs, and Stories for Young Children
Introduction by Jennifer Aulie
“A rich resource for anyone working with young children.” —Joan
Almon, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter contain a wide variety of poems,
songs, and stories of the seasons and many contributions for festivals. The
volume titled Spindrift
contains material for use throughout the year, including more than forty
stories, many different cultures around the world. Gateways contains sections on
morning, evening, birthdays, and fairy tales.
Based on work in Waldorf kindergartens, these six books provide invaluable
material for working with young children and will be useful for Waldorf
teachers, home schoolers, and parents alike.
First published more than twenty years ago, these books are in their third
edition, now reedited and with much new material added. In addition, the music
has been comprehensively edited, with most songs now in the scale of
D-pentatonic, which is particularly suited to pentatonic lyres and may be
played on any traditional seven-note or twelve-note instrument. Each volume
includes an enlightening introduction by Jennifer Aulie on music in the “mood
of the fifth.”
The covers are all illustrated in watercolors by David Newbatt, with the four
seasonal titles each depicting a different worker.