Singing and Speaking the Child Into Life

Songs, Verses and Rhythmic Games for the Child in the First Three Years

Susan Weber, Nancy Macalaster and Jane Swain

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  • Offers parents a wealth of games and songs to say or sing with very young children
  • Promotes healthy child development during a critical period
  • Compiled by three experienced early years educators

A wonderful collection of songs, verses and games for parents, which encourage the use of the voice for healthy child development.

228 x 152 mm
WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)
Steiner-Waldorf Education; WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)
128 pages
Publication date:
08 Feb 2018


Along with our human hands and their loving touch, we welcome babies into the world with the sound of a human voice. Our speech and song is a creative force which helps form a child, weaving a warm nest of protection around him or her.

This book, by three experienced early years educators, is full of songs, verses and games for use with very young children. Parents will find a wealth of wonderful resources to help their babies and toddlers develop healthily during this critical period.


'A wonderful resource for all those working with children under three.'
-- Kindling


Susan Weber is the Director of Sophia's Hearth Family Center and was a founding board member. She is a Waldorf early childhood teacher and adult educator. Her publications include Creating Connections, co-edited by Kimberley Lewis (WECAN 2014).

Nancy Macalaster is an early childhood teacher at Sophia's Hearth Family Center. She holds a degree in child development from Connecticut College and a master's degree in counselling psychology from Antioch University New England.

Jane Swain is a physical therapist and a graduate of the Level III training in Spacial Dynamics. She is the associate director of the teacher education program at Sophia's Hearth Family Center in Keene, NH and also has a private practice.

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