A Child's Seasonal Treasury

English books


By Betty Jones

A Child’s Seasonal Treasury was conceived as a Waldorf-inspired resource book for parents and teachers of young children. Throughout the seasons, songs, verses, poems, riddles, fingerplays, games, creative drama and movement, watercolor painting, handcrafts, healthy recipes and gratitude for life that rekindles a sense of wonder are keynotes of this Smithsonian Notable Children’s Book (Nov. 1997, Vol 28, Number 8) 

Having been chosen as the first book in the Hearthsong Family Library (1996), Waldorf Education has grown tremendously and with the surge of home schools, charter schools, pre-schools and daycare centers, quality curriculum that is child-centred to help counteract the influences of TV and technology on the very young is imperative.

This newly published edition has been up-dated with more writing and all illustrations by the author, a conversion chart for the recipes to "translate" world-wide, and the promise that at home or at school, this book will bring joy into the process of learning, both for children and for the adults who are involved with them on a daily basis.

This revised and expanded edition features sublime full-color illustrations will bring joy to the process of learning--for children and for adults who care for them daily.

A 1997 Smithsonian Notable Book for Children.

About the Author

Betty Jones studied Rudolf Steiner's philosophy of education at Emerson College in England (1973-76).
She pioneered Waldorf kindergartens in California, Hawaii and New Zealand, and later became a Resource Specialist for Spanish-speaking learning disabled students in the California State Public Schools.

She developed a cross-cultural curriculum inspired by Steiner's methodology for early language acquisition including a "Sound Train", a hand-made manipulative to enhance phonetic learning.
In 1989, Ms. Jones earned her Master's degree as a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor, and subsequently a post-Masters degree in Art Therapy. She piloted her WATER OF LIFE project at Kinderspital Zurich (1996-97) with hospitalized children undergoing the stresses of catastrophic illness and disabilities, and brought this art therapy to Thailand for traumatized children who survived the devastating tsunami in 2005.


Publisher: WECAN                                                                                         
Pages: 139                                                                                                           
Size: 20x25cm                                                                                               
Format: Paperback                                                                 
ISBN: 9781936849468           
Publication date: 2018

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