Seasons of Joy

SPRING Seasons of Joy Online Updates

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Websites come and websites go, and ten years later, I realize that some of the websites included in my Seasons of Joy curriculum may no longer be functioning. And spring is coming soon, I promise! Here are some updated links to the Spring seasonal guide.

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The link to making a bubble wand no longer works. Try these links instead!
* Make large and small bubble wands.* A do-it-yourself GIANT bubble wand from sticks and string.
*Invent all kinds of bubble wands from kitchen materials.

Spring Seasons of Joy

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Spring Seasons of JoyI don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it, but the Spring issue of Seasons of Joy is one of my absolute favorites. I wrote it when I was pregnant with Daniel, and was so full of love and hope of new birth that my joy overflowed into the pages.

You can get lots of hints and clues about Spring Seasons of Joy here. Flower Fairy Circle Time is a magical experience, and there are lots of ideas for crafts and handwork to grace your Spring Nature Table.

What are my toddlers doing in September?

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GNOMES!!!!

GRAPHICS by JW Illustrations © JESSICAWEIBLE.COM

AND FALLING LEAVES!!!!

GRAPHICS by JW Illustrations © JESSICAWEIBLE.COM

We’ll be spending the first couple weeks with a gnome focus. I figure this will work in nicely with Daniel’s very first first grade main lesson focus (more on that in another post.). As I said before, we’re going to pull quite a bit from Autumn Seasons of Joy. We’ll be doing the Seasons of Joy gnomie circle, including this favorite rhyme that I wrote. The twins absolutely love this one!

Planning for... Toddler Time!

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Matthew and Molly have been asking if they get to “do school” this year. With late November birthdays, it gets a little awkward. I don’t plan on starting kindergarten until the September after they turn 5, which gives us 2 more preschool years to fill. I like to save Nursery Rhyme Nursery School for the four-year-old year, so this year we’ll really be doing a lot of Seasons of Joy stuff. I’m hoping it encourages me to do some editing and cleaning up as well!

Spring Circle Time

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We’re having so much fun with Spring Seasons of Joy this year! One of the things I really do love about my e-guides is seeing the gleam of recognition in my children’s eyes as we bring back songs we sang at the same time last year. There’s something so comforting and familiar in singing certain songs at the same time each year. We may add some new things as well, but the foundation of the circle is the same

Right now we’ve been enjoying the flower fairy circle. I’ve even caught my younger ones searching yard for hidden fairies!

Things have been quiet here because I’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on our latest Seasons of Joy e-book.

Presenting…

Seasons of Joy’s Media Guide for Early Childhood!

 
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Featuring…

10 character-based circle times, including Bear in the Big Blue House, the Octonauts, and Little Einstein

Verses to sing before turning the television on and off

Painting stories, including Elmo Red, a Curious George story with the Man in the Yellow Hat, and Blue’s Clue Blue. Secondary colors are introduced when Thomas and James collide.

And the winner is…

Winner!

Happy Spring, Hannah, and I’ll be emailing you.

Thank you to all who entered and I hope all your favorite things about spring come to pass soon.

Here? It’s snowing again.

Sigh.

Spring Seasons of Joy

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As we head into the final hours of the Seasons of Joy giveaway, I thought I would take a few moments to toot my own horn a bit, something I try not to do too much.

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First off, I need to say this:

You don’t have to buy anything.

If you have an internet connection, a library card, an imagination and a heart to deeply know and love your children, you really are set.

Internet connection?
Do some research on Waldorf and early childhood.

The second week of Advent

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The second light of Advent is the light of plants–
Plants that reach up to the sun and in the breezes dance.

Now we’re moving up and away from the beautiful stones and crystals that look lovely, but do not grow or change, and into the plant kingdom. The focus this week is on growing and changing, the metamorphosis from seed to plant and back to seed again. It is interesting to note that the poem attributed to Steiner that serves as the framework for the Advent guide works its way through Aristotle’s classification of “the four kingdoms”— minerals, plants, animals, and humans. The minerals found in the soil nourish and strengthen the plants, the plants nourish and strengthen the animals, and so on.

Cyber Monday Savings!

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Of course, there’s the Seasons of Joy special on our Winter and Advent books, which you can read more about here. It’s your only chance this season to get the Winter book for $10, the Advent book for $10, or both for $20.

I also have a list of things for sale here that might interest you—lots of Waldorf stuff, pregnancy aids, an Ergo carrier, homeschool materials, and more.

But I thought I would keep a running list of specials and savings that might be of special interest to Waldorf-inspired families here today as well.