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A Child's Seasonal Treasury Hardcover – July 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 7 years
  • Hardcover: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Tricycle Press; 1st edition (July 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883672309
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883672300
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2. A compilation of poems, songs, fingerplays, and activities arranged by season. Some holidays are included, but the emphasis is on the experience and observation of nature. The main strength of this collection is that it shows so many ways to celebrate the various months, from poetry to baking projects. However, there is an old-fashioned look and tone to the material. The poems (many of them written by the author) and songs tend to be long and rather precious, with many a fairy and babbling brook, and far too much use of the word "o'er." Many of the crafts and recipes are quite difficult, with bare-bones instructions. Adults looking for seasonal activities and poetry will be better served by many other resources, including Kathy Charner's The Giant Encyclopedia of Circle Time and Group Activities for Children 3 to 6 (Gryphon Pr., 1996); 1001 Rhymes and Fingerplays (Warren Publ., 1994); Karen Sevaly's Classroom Celebrations (Teacher's Friend, 1991); the "Little Hands" series of craft and activity books (Williamson); and countless wonderful books of children's poetry.?Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library
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From Kirkus Reviews

A must-have collection for Waldorf teachers or others already acquainted with the Rudolph Steiner philosophy of education. Jones puts together an unusual selection of songs, poems, and activities for young children, organized by season, intended for use by parents and teachers, especially those involved or interested in the Waldorf methods. The book is a treasure trove to browse; unfortunately, the author does not explain, through commentary or example, how children can use the material, and assumes readers will come to the book with prior knowledge of the notion of learning through play. It is a lovely collection, with limited application. (index) (Anthology. 3-7) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

More 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.

With this new edition of A Child's Seasonal Treasury, Ms. Jones looks forward to the publication of other books she has written and illustrated.

Customer Reviews

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Kudos to Jones for a truly wonderful break-through volume.
Thomas
I was fortunate to have a loving mother that gifted it to me, and I am so happy to be able to use this wonderful resource.
FroggyMama
I really enjoyed the format by season, giving little verses, songs, recipes..
Marina Carroll

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Christy Olivier on May 12, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book is a little treasure that every homeschool family and families that do activities with their children should own! It has great seasonal activities,poems,fingerplays and some recipes. The silk bookmark is a great addition to mark you page! This book is a must have!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By FroggyMama on August 27, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Every parent of young children should own this book, and I am amazed it isn't still in print. I was fortunate to have a loving mother that gifted it to me, and I am so happy to be able to use this wonderful resource. Songs, poems, crafts, recipes - this book is an amazing store of knowledge for bringing rhythm and joy into a young child's life.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By H. Hawkes on August 13, 2007
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I really love this book for all its wonderful ideas. Great finger plays, games, recipes, etc for all the seasons and holidays.
A wonderful addition to any home. Great if you are into Waldorf education or a Pagan... but truly great for any home... seriously!

Heather mama to 5
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