Giving Love, Bringing Joy

Hand Gesture Games and Lullabies in the Mood of the Fifth, for Children Between Birth and Nine

Wilma Ellersiek; Translated by Lyn and Kundry Willwerth

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£18.99
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Gentle, loving games and songs that incorporate the healing, enlivening qualities of gesture, touch, and movement.

Format:
spiral-bound
Size:
281 x 227 mm
Publisher:
WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)
Subject:
Steiner-Waldorf Education; WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations
Extent:
110 pages
ISBN:
9780979623264
Publication date:
01 Jan 2003

Description

This is a book of gentle, loving games and songs that incorporate the healing, enlivening qualities of gesture, touch, and movement.

It will be an invaluable resource for parents, kindergarten and nursery teachers, homeschoolers, or anyone with an interest in keeping in touch with the kingdom of childhood.

These games and lullabies are imbued with the idea that loving contact with children helps them to establish a careful, nurturing relation with plants, animals, people and things in their surroundings, and movement leads them to a keen awareness of their important place in all of it.

A companion CD, also called Giving Love, Bringing Joy, is available (sold separately).

Author

Wilma Ellersiek, born in 1921, was a teacher of music, movement and speech at the Stuttgart Music Academy, as well as a stage director of opera and drama. Her research into the effects of rhythm, movement and language on the young child led to the development of the first gesture games. After she retired from the Academy, she created many more of these games, which are interconnected play-units woven of rhyme, rhythm and music.

Kundry Willwerth was a Waldorf kindergarten teacher for over 30 years. For the last 20 years she has devoted herself, together with her husband Lyn, to translating Wilma Ellersiek's books, playing the games with children in her care and presenting workshops throughout North America and internationally. She is also the founder and artistic director of Magic Garden Puppets, a marionette theatre company in central New York state.

Links

Giving Love, Bringing Joy also has an accompanying audio CD:
Giving Love, Bringing Joy: A Learning CD

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