It was like a swirling psychedelic paisley pattern. Boundaries were blurred, tears were mixed, words that just needed to be said were said, so all the tension could be released and dissolved…
…and when this feeling comes upon me, I know it is time for my favourite of festivals, Easter.
Seven Times the Sun, Shea Darian LuraMedia, 1994. An inspired author! Seven Times the Sun is a one-of-a-kind book, full of ideas, reflections, and practical advice offering a fresh view of daily life in the home and family. Weaving songs, stories, family rituals, and verses throughout, Darian shows how to bring joy to such daily events as…… Continue reading Seven Times the Sun
Crying and Restlessness in Babies, Ria Blom Floris Books, 2003. This little manual of swaddling was pored over by us during the early months with Leo. The anguish felt when our baby woke up after 20 minutes compelled me to search for tools to help him sleep longer and deeper. I needn’t look far as…… Continue reading Crying and Restlessness in Babies
The Incarnating Child, Joan Salter Hawthorne Press, 1987. A book I have found invaluable for guidance in a variety of areas concerning Leo’s development. This book is highly regarded in the anthroposophic community as one which clearly describes a range of areas of concern for new parents and their babies. A spiritual perspective of the…… Continue reading The Incarnating Child
The Children’s Year, Stephanie Cooper, Christine Fynes-Clinton and Marye Rowling Hawthorne Press, 1986. Another classic title, indispensable to parents whom wish to craft for and alongside their children. The book begins in the (northern hemisphere) Spring and details a range of appropriate-to-the-season toys and clothing items to make. Each season is followed just like this…… Continue reading The Children’s Year
Natural Childhood, John Thomson, editor A Fireside Book, 1994. A concise and informed approach offering a ‘practical and holistic guide for parents of the developing child through to age 7.’ The book compiles chapters written by various professionals, including a parenting educator, a teacher, a professor of education and Dr Michaela Glöckler who is Head…… Continue reading Natural Childhood
Or, check out these new ideas I came across last weekend.
I find them rather kick-arse.
…the question occurred to me, despite their bells and whistles, are they actually played with?