Waldorf Alphabet Book

Illustrated by Famke Zonneveld; William Ward

Price:
£11.99
Availability:
Currently reprinting - due 31 Jan 2018

Quick Look

  • A unique alphabet book which encourages natural language development in children
  • Vivid illustrations bring each letter to life, showing the unique qualities of each
  • Ideal for use at home or in the classroom

The best-selling alphabet book for parents and teachers who want to encourage the most natural development in children. It is ideal for use at home and in the classroom.

Format:
paperback
Size:
241 x 191 mm
Publisher:
Bell Pond Books
Subject:
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Picture Books
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 5 to 8 years
Extent:
64 pages
ISBN:
9780880105590
Publication date:
01 Jun 2005

Description

"The playful artistry of the Waldorf Alphabet Book speaks to the heart of childhood. Each page is a magical door, opening to the bright realm where stories are enacted, a realm of wonders accessible to children, artists, and all those in whom the light of imagination shines."
-- William Ward

In this delightful, bestselling 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'.

This is an alphabet book for parents and teachers who want to encourage the most natural development in children. It is ideal for use at home and in the classroom.

Author

Famke Zonneveld (1938-2005) was born in Indonesia and was an art teacher and an artist in watercolour, stained glass, lazure wall painting and fibre arts. She taught crafts and the history of architecture at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC and studied Goethe's colour theories with Donald Hall, a student of Beppe Assensa. Her works are in numerous public and private collections.

William Ward was a Waldorf class teacher for twenty-five years at Hawthorne Valley School in Harlemville, NY, from 1976 to 2005. He died in 2008.

Links

This book is available in the US from Steiner Books.

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