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Festivals, Family and Food by Diana Carey and Judy Large                Descriptions of festivals through the seasons of the year, with stories, poems, songs, crafts and recipes to make each celebration special.


All Year Round by Ann Druitt, Christine Fynes-Clinton, Marije Rowling

Also a wonderful festival book, with descriptions of festivals through the seasons, including seasonal table ideas, stories, poems, songs, crafts and recipes.


The Children’s Year: Seasonal Crafts and Clothes

by Stephanie Cooper, Christine Fynes-Clinton, and Marije Rowling

An earlier version of All Year Round, with many craft ideas from baby items and clothes to adolescence, divided up into seasons of the year.


The Nature Corner Celebrating the year's cycle with a seasonal tableau   by M v Leeuwen and J Moeskops                                                                                A little book full of craft ideas, mostly for adults or older children to make, for creating a seasonal table and festival decorations. Includes knitting, crochet, felting, working with felt, making dolls of different sizes and materials, and much more.


The Harvest Book by Thomas Berger                                                            Craft ideas for decoration, plaits and figures made of straw, corn husks, leaves and things found in woods and fields.


Toymaking With Children by Freya Jaffke                                                    Looks at the importance and meaning of play, the stages of play from birth to age seven, choosing toys for each age, creating a healthy play environment, and many ideas for making or creating ideal toys.


Making Soft Toys by Freya Jaffke

Patterns and ideas for making dolls, knitting sheep, felted gmomes, bark boats, what to do with nature finds, and how to build a wooden stand, as well as giving reasons for each toy, based on Rudolf Steiner’s view of the child.


Creative Play for your baby by Christpher Clouder and Janni Nicol                     A brief summery of Steiner's indications for babies from 3 months - 2 years, with an introduction to play and instructions for making natural toys for little ones.


Creative Play for your toddler by Christpher Clouder and Janni Nicol                An introduction to play and instructions for making natural toys for little ones from 2 - 4 years.


The Children's Kitchen Garden, A Book of Gardening, Cooking                 and Learning  by Georgeanne and Ethel Brennan                                                                        An introduction to gardening, with a list of plants and how to care for them, and recipes to make from the garden.