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Waldorf Games Handbook For The Early Years

Title:      Waldorf Games Handbook For The Early Years
Categories:      Elementary School, Second, First, Kindergarten, PreSchool, Play, Early Childhood, Verses, Parenting, Games, Social Skills, Music, Movement, Child Development, General Waldorf Curriculum, General Waldorf Education
BookID:      954
Authors:      Kim John Payne, Cory Waletzko & Valerie Baadh Garrett
ISBN-10(13):      9781912480265
Publisher:      Hawthorn Press (UK)
Publication date:      2021
Number of pages:      224
Language:      Not specified
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover

Waldorf Games Handbook for the Early Years; Games to Play & Sing with Children aged 3–7 is a handy guide to playing games with young children. This classic game book offers a handy resource for parents, teachers, forest-school educators, and play leaders. The games are tried and tested and draw on worldwide Steiner and Waldorf-inspired education, in which the “work” of children is their play. Child development is explored and how this is aided by a rich treasury of games—action, finger, circle, clapping, beanbag, chasing, water, tumbling, story, and singing games. Includes both traditional favorites and new games created to engage with challenging behavior.

Each game is clearly and simply described, with diagrams and drawings showing how to play. The games weave rhythms, movement, songs, stories, and pictures and invite children into worlds of vibrant wonder.

These games help children feel at ease in their bodies, build relationships and enjoy playing.

C O N T E N T S:

Why Singing, Movement, and Play Matter - Sally Goddard Blythe
Foreword - Jane Miller 
Moving from Me to We - Jaimen McMillan
Movement and Learning - Valerie Baadh Garrett
About Playing these Games - Joan Carr Shimmer
Introduction - Kim John Payne

Chapter 1: Age 3–6
Finger Games
Circle Games
Age 4–5
Age 5–6

Chapter 2: Age 6–7
Clapping Games
Beanbag Games
Chasing Games
Counting-Out Rhymes
String Games

Chapter 3: Water Games, Snow Games and Indoor/Rainy-Day Games
Water Games
Snow Games
Indoor/Rainy-Day Games

Chapter 4: Mixed-Age Games
Skipping Games
Running through the Rope
Creating Your Own Rhymes

Available from Steiner Books, Hawthorn Press and Amazon

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