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Waldorf Story Books | Create a Waldorf Home | Parenting Books

Our selection of mostly Waldorf Steiner books covers craft, activities, family life, education, parenting and children's books: Classics and new ooks alike to inspire you and enrich your family life. Our children's books are beautifully illustrated and nourish the child's sense of delight in natural world.

 

Waldorf Story Books

Spring
Spring
$19.95

Summer
Summer
$19.95

Autumn
Autumn
$19.95

Winter
Winter
$19.95

 

Wise Enchanter
Wise Enchanter
A Journey through
the Alphabet

$29.95

Seven Year Old
Seven Year Old
Wonder Book

$32.95

Eight Year Old
Eight Year Old
Legend Book

$32.95

Waldorf Alphabet book
Waldorf Alphabet book

$29.95

 

 

Creating a Waldorf Home

The Children's Year
The Children's Year

$45

All Year Round
All Year Round

$47.95

Creative Play the Steiner Waldorf Way
Creative Play
the Steiner Way

$34.95

Creative Play for your Toddler
Creative Play
for your Toddler

$34.95

 

Festivals Family and Food
Festivals Family
and Food

$39.95

Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book
Waldorf Kindergarten
Snack Book

$34.95

Waldorf School Book of Soups
Waldorf School
Book of Soups

$39.95

Waldorf Bread Book
Waldorf Bread Book

$34.95

Making Waldorf Dolls
Making Waldorf Dolls

$49.95

Toy Making wth Children
Toy Making
with Children

$44.95

Enchanted Birthday

Enchanted Birthday
$57.95

Advent and Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere
Advent and Christmas
Southern Hemisphere

$29.95

Easter in Autumn

Easter in Autumn
$29.95

 

Waldorf Parenting Books

You Are Your Child's First Teacher
You Are Your Child's
First Teacher

$54.95

The Well balanced Child
The Well Balanced
Child

$39.95

Guide to Child Health
Guide to
Child Health

$54.95

Healing Stories for Challenging Behavior
Healing Stories for
Challenging Behavior

$54.95

 

 

The Children's Year - Seasonal Crafts and Clothes

Waldorf Alphabet Game Book
$29.95

By Famke Zonneveld

In this delightful and best-selling alphabet and game book for young children, each consonant and vowel comes to life in vivid pictures that show each letter's unique qualities in the world. The vibrant and playful illustrations help children learn the alphabet in the most natural and living way.

This new expanded paperback edition includes a complete essay by master Waldorf teacher William Ward "Learning to read and Write in Waldorf Schools."

 

The Children's Year - Seasonal Crafts and Clothes

The Children's Year - Seasonal Crafts and Clothes
$45

By Stephanie Cooper, Christine Fynes-Clinton & Marije Rowling

First published over 20 years ago, The Children's Year has helped generations of families to rediscover the pleasures of creating rather than merely consuming. Children get enormous satisfaction from playing with something they have made This book has everything you need to get started, with over 100 projects for parents and children to enjoy making together.

Simple, well-illustrated instructions demonstrate how to make children's clothing, toys and gifts using natural materials. Organised by season, the craft activities include knitted Easter chicks, spring flower fairies, summer leaf prints, cosy slippers and pumpkin lanterns, Christmas calendars and indoor 'dens'. Small toys such as a tooth fairy purse can be made in an hour or two, while bigger projects can be enjoyed over a weekend or longer.

 

All Year Round - Stephanie Cooper

All Year Round - Christian Calendar of Celebrations
$47.95

By Stephanie Cooper, Christine Fynes-Clinton & Marije Rowling

An inspirational guide to celebrating festivals throughout the year, from Candlemas to Christmas and Midsummer's day to the winter solstice.

Following the cycle of the four seasons, each section includes a calendar of key festival dates, related folklore, myths and customs, ideas for the seasonal table, and lots of crafts, games, stories, and recipes. Each season offers a wealth of really imaginative and unusual country crafts and activities which celebrate nature's bounty. Summer highlights include skipping games, giant soap bubbles, creating a water wheel, and cooking rose-petal jam, while autumn has kite flying, conker skittles, baking a harvest loaf, and a gnomes' bonfire party. Each project comes with a list of materials, clear instructions and line drawings to illustrate the whole process. Has ideas for stocking a festival store-cupboard, and a chapter of festival stories.

 

Festivals Family and Food

Festivals, Family and Food
$39.95


By Diana Carey & Judy Large

This timeless source book helps you explore the festivals - those feast days scattered round the year that children love. The underlying theme is a simple, yet bold, suggestion - that if celebrating festivals was formerly the focus of community life, when re-created today, such celebrations will enrich family and school life.

Here are festive stories, songs, thing to make, treats, simple recipes, games for fun, activities, traditions, a birthday calendar and poems to mark the seasons. The eighteen celebrations, such as Martinmas, Candlemas and Whitsun, have their own chapters. There are sections of Birthdays, Hungry Teatimes, Rainy Days, Convalescence and much more.

You may also be interested in our celebrations page

 

The Children's Year - Seasonal Crafts and Clothes

The Waldorf Book of Breads
$34.95

By Marsha Post & Winslow Eliot with illustrations by Jo Valens

Like the bestselling Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book and the Waldorf School Book of Soups, this newest book in the series provides yet another a rich resource for spending time in the kitchen with young children—this time baking bread. What child doesn't like to feel and knead bread dough, watch it rise, and then taste it fresh from the oven? Not only is such hands-on sensory experience fun for everyone, it is also invaluable to young children as they continue to incarnate into our world.

These recipes have been handed down by grandmothers, mothers, aunts, and friends. They are easy to follow and encourage the baker, young and older alike, to use the best possible ingredients, making bread once again the healthy 'staff of life' it once was. The Waldorf Book of Breads includes tasty breads for the daily table and specialty breads for the seasons and special occasions.

And, like the Waldorf snack book and the book of soups, The Waldorf Book of Breads is spiral-bound, so it lies flat to make life in the kitchen a little easier.

Artist Jo Valens once again provides delightful illustrations to accompany the many recipes for delicious breads.

 

Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book

The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book
$34.95


Collected and Annotated by Lisa Hildreth

How are snacks a part of our day? What foods nourish young children? How does food affect the process of incarnation? What foods might you wish to avoid? What about sugar?How can snacks help children make connections?

This useful compendium of information, recipes, and thoughts on food is the result of the work of many different Waldorf kindergarten teachers.

Here is help for parents, teachers and caretakers with planning snack menus and creating delicious soups, breads, and fruit dishes with young children. Learn how various foods affect us and how to use healthy ingredients to make appealing and nutritious treats. Has a chapter on birthday cakes and festival foods.

 

Waldorf Book of Soups

The Waldorf School Book of Soups
$39.95


Collected by Marsha Post, Arranged and Introduced by Andrea Huff

This wonderful little book is a celebration of soups from a myriad of Waldorf school communities around the country. Many Waldorf school teachers, staff, parents, alumni, and friends of the Waldorf school movement have contributed their favourite recipes to make up this collection. These recipes reflect the care and awareness that goes into providing proper nutrition for children and adults alike. You will find everything from nutritious stocks and broths to a selection of vegetable, bean, tomato, beef, seafood, chicken, and dessert soups... and, of course, no Waldorf school book of soups would be complete without a recipe for Stone Soup!

Arranged and introduced by Andrea Huff, a biodynamic foods caterer, who founded one of the first organic food school lunch programmes in the United States at the Kimberton Waldorf School. The delightful illustrations are by Waldorf kindergarten teacher Jo Valens.

 

Spring

Spring $19.95

By Gerda Muller

A series of chunky board books which lead children through the seasons.

Playing with the lambs

Sowing seeds

Watching baby birds

 

Summer

Summer $19.95

By Gerda Muller

A series of chunky board books which lead children through
the seasons.

Fishing for tadpoles

Playing at the beach

Eating ice cream

Enjoying an evening picnic

 

Autumn

Autumn $19.95

By Gerda Muller

A series of chunky board books which lead children through
the seasons.

Playing in the leaves

Collecting seeds

Flying kites

Making jam

 

Winter

Winter $19.95

By Gerda Muller

A series of chunky board books which lead children through
the seasons.

Shoveling snow

Ice skating

Feeding the birds

Being cosy inside

 

Youa re your childs first teacher

You are Your Child's First Teacher
$54.95

What parents can do with and for their children from birth to age 6

By Rahima Baldwin Dancy

As a parent today, you face a daunting dilemma: How do you best support and enhance your child's development in the early years, - the years in which you are your child's first teacher?

Early childhood Waldorf educator Rahima Baldwin Dancy speaks up for a fresh sensibility about raising children, one that helps children be children while enabling you to recognise your important role as a parent. Completely revised and updated from the 1989 first edition. You Are Your Child's First Teacher offers new ways of seeing and understanding your child that will provide fertile ground for your own creativity and help increase your confidence in what you are doing. Making the most of the magical years from birth to age six will enrich the lives of you and your child now and for years to come.

Covers topics such as:
Caring for the newborn | Helping your toddler's development | The development of fantasy and creative play | Nourishing your child's imagination | Rhythm and discipline in home life | Readiness for school

 

Creative Play for your Toddler

Creative Play for your Toddler
$34.95

Steiner Waldorf expertise and toy projects for 2-4 years

By Christopher Clouder & Janni Nicol

The Steiner Waldorf philosophy aims to help children develop naturally and holistically in mind, body and spirit. The toys in this book will awaken the imagination and stimulate the creativity of your toddler.

This practical and informative book offers:

  • An expert summary of Steiner theory and practice for children aged 2-4
  • Advice on helping your toddler develop through creative, imaginative play
  • Simple step-by-step instructions for over 20 natural, home-made toys

 

Wise Enchanter

Wise Enchanter
$29.95

A journey through the alphabet

By Shelley Davidow

Words are disappearing from the world. Something is lurking in the deepest waters, devouring all the words that are no longer used. No one has noticed, but the world is slowly growing darker. For many years no children have come to the Enchanted Islands in search of Wisdom, and the Wise Enchanter is growing old. Four children from the corners of the earth have been sent on a quest to rediscover each letter, unlock the treasure of language, and thereby grow wise.

Time is running out; if the children do not reach the castle of the Wise Enchanter in time, Wisdom and light may vanish from the world altogether.

 

Seven Year Old

Seven Year Old Wonder Book
$32.95

By Isabel Wyatt

Sylvia lives with her mother in a white cottage at the edge of the woods. In the evening, Sylvia's mother tells her wonderful stories, and during the night, the Rhyme-Elves paint pictures and write poems in her Wonder-Book. Meet Sister-in-the-Bushes, the Black Imp, the Lordly Cock, Hugin and the Turnip, Rufusi Ryneker, and many others.

These magical tales have delighted children for almost fifty years, taking them through the highlights and festivals of the year.

 

Eight Year Old Legend Book

Eight Year Old Legend Book
$32.95

By Isabel Wyatt

This collection of stories is based upon tales told by the Buddha to his monks 2500 years ago. Isabel Wyatt's enchanting retelling conjures up a rich world of eastern legend, ruled by courtly kings and wise men, and populated by brave princes, faithful elephants and cunning monkeys. The stories tell of great adventures and heroes, of danger and courage, and most importantly of how wisdom and thoughtfulness always triumph over selfishness and greed.

This anthology was compiled with children around the age of eight in mind -- children who are embarking on more and more adventures in their own lives, and themselves learning to become clever and brave.

Guide To Child Health

Guide To Child Health
$54.95

By Michaela Glockler and Wolfgang Goebel

The long-awaited revised and updated edition of this classic guide to children's physical, psychological and spiritual development, combining medical advice with questions of upbringing and education.

The authors base their theory and practice on seventeen years' experience in the children's out-patient department of the Herdecke Hospital in Germany which is run on anthroposophical lines. These children and their parents with their worries, questions and problems provided the basic material and motivation for the book.

The first part covers childhood ailments and home-nursing. The second part looks at the healthy development of the child and how to create the best conditions for it. In the third part the authors go more deeply into questions of upbringing and education with their consequences for later life. Typical situations of conflict and crisis are discussed together with possible solutions.

This edition also refers to medical and health practices in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

 

Easter in Autumn

Easter in Autumn
$29.95

By Colletee Leenman

Contains creative ideas of how to spend Easter with children in Autumn. The emphasis is on using natural materials from the local environment. It contains information about Easter, stories, verse and activities.



Enchanted Birthday

Enchanted Birthday Book
$57.95

By Colletee Leenman

'Enchanted birthday' aims to inspire parents who are looking for more creative ways to celebrate their children's birthdays. This book is for the many people who would love to provide their children with a more soulful alternative than celebrating their birthdays in a fast food restaurant, but aren't quite sure how to go about it. It presents a variety of ideas for providing simple yet magical birthdays for children aged up to around ten.

Inside are many practical ideas, stories, verses, activities, diagrams, photos, craft patterns, examples and suggestions to pick and choose, or adapt to your own situation. The emphasis is on using natural materials and most of the ideas are inexpensive but lead to truly memorable birthday experiences.


Advent and Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere

Advent and Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere
$29.95

By Colletee Leenman

Finding meaningful ways to celebrate Advent and Christmas in late spring and summer is the focus of this book. The book contains an exploration of the meaning of Christmas within a southern hemisphere context, together with many simple, practical ways to celebrate, using the natural materials around us.

Collette Leenman is from Waitakere in New Zealand, and brings a fresh, exciting and enriching picture of how the true meaning of Christmas can shine out.


The Well Balanced Child
$39.95

By Sally Goddard Blythe

Children of today are more sedentary than any previous generation. Traditional outdoor games – running and jumping, hopscotch, climbing trees, playing on a swing – are being abandoned in favour of television, computers and electronic games. As a result, concern about rising levels of childhood obesity and inactivity is reaching unprecedented levels. Deprived of the crucial opportunities for exercising the body and the senses which prime the brain for learning in the early years, many children are, literally, unfit to learn.

The Well Balanced Child is a passionate manifesto for a 'whole body' approach to learning which integrates the brain, senses, movement and play. This practical, inspiring book will enable parents and educators to help children attain their full potential and covers:
• Why movement matters
• How music helps brain development
• The role of nutrition, the brain and child growth
• Practical tips for parents and educators to help children with learning and behavioural problems.

 

Making Waldorf Dolls

Making Waldorf Dolls
$49.95

By Maricristin Sealey

Children treasure handmade dolls. Making a simple doll for a child is a gift for life that encourages the magic of creative play. Kinder Dolls shows how to create handcrafted dolls from natural materials. A range of simple, colourful designs will inspire both beginners and experienced doll makers alike.

Toy making -The toys surrounding a child during the first five years are of great importance – they awaken the imagination and stimulate creativity. Out of her long experience as a kindergarten teacher, Freya Jaffke offers numerous suggestions for making wooden boats, log trains, doll’s furniture, rag dolls, puppets and soft animals


Toymaking With Children

Toy Making With Children
$44.95

By Freya Jaffke

The toys surrounding a child during the first five years are of great importance – they awaken the imagination and stimulate creativity. Out of her long experience as a kindergarten teacher, Freya Jaffke offers numerous suggestions for making wooden boats, log trains, doll’s furniture, rag dolls, puppets and soft animals

You may also be interested in our range of dolls and doll making workshops.


Healing Stories for Challenging Behavior

Healing Stories for Challenging Behavior
$54.95

By Susan Perrow

Healing Stories for Challenging Behavior brings together the fruits of Susan Perrow’s work in story making. It is richly illustrated with lively anecdotes drawn from parents and teachers who have discovered how the power of story can help resolve a range of common childhood behaviors and situations such as separation anxiety, bullying, sibling rivalry, nightmares and grieving.


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