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Marjolein Thiebout & Loes Botman

Board Book

$5.00

Originally $9.95 –

Softly vibrant illustrations bring each farm animal to life as the text in verse introduces our very young children to the inhabitants of the farm.

Hello cow, hello calf,
how do you do?
Can we stop and talk to you?
Moo moo moo
Nice to meet you too!
Moo moo moo

Ages 1-3/4

Handbook for Teachers - 2nd Edition

Chris Smith, Ph.D. & Adam Guillain

Foreword by Pie Corbett

A step-by-step guide to becoming a storytelling school and using storytelling to teach your students

Storytelling Schools Series
Volume 1

Regular Price
$78.00
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$60.00

This handbook describes a revolutionary way of delivering primary education. In a storytelling school all children learn to be storytellers, retelling and improving stories from memory as a way of learning both language and subject content across the curriculum. Children graduate with a repertoire of their own stories to tell. This approach has been shown to raise standards and fire imaginations in schools throughout the UK.

Chris Smith and Adam Guillain show you how to make this happen in practice. The handbook draws on more than ten years experience researching and developing this way of teaching. Piloted, researched and up-dated, this second edition includes new chapters on non-fiction teaching and cross-curricular integration across the school. It is packed with practical activities, examples, theory, charts, diagrams and photocopiable pages. It explains step-by-step how to become a storytelling school including how to:

  • Tell stories to your class
  • Develop and innovate on a learned story
  • Invent new stories
  • Link storytelling to improving writing standards
  • Apply the method to non-fiction teaching
  • Plan across the curriculum using the Storytelling School approach

The Storytelling Schools approach has had a transforming effect on our approach to literacy and the teaching of writing. In a relatively short time the impact on writing outcomes, pupil motivation and teacher expertise has been profound – it’s an approach that every school leader will want to know more about.

– David Lewin, Head Teacher, Wood Farm Primary School, Oxford

 

Storytelling, taken as seriously as this, delights pupils and teachers alike and provides a foundation for the most remarkable growth in pupil confidence and competence in writing. All the evidence I have seen is that it also extends the skills of teachers.

– Sir Tim Brighouse, former Schools Commissioner for London

Illnesses, Symptoms, Treatments and Therapies

Dr. Michaela Glöckler, Dr. Wolfgang Goebel and Dr. Karin Michael

Paperback

Translated by Catherine Creeger

$19.95

This acclaimed guide to children’s physical, psychological, and spiritual development is now available in a fifth revised edition with a new, budget-friendly price!! Combining up-to-date medical advice with issues of development and education, this is a definitive guide for parents.

If you’ve ever wanted a deeper understanding of your child’s illnesses, or to take a more holistic approach to your child’s health, this is the book for you. As well as comprehensively covering medical issues, it’s also about parenting techniques, education, spirituality and play. A truly integrated approach to all aspects of raising healthy children in the broadest sense. This comprehensive guide draws on anthroposophic medicine, combining conventional treatments with complementary therapies. It includes:

  1. Easy-to-access guidance on first aid and medical emergencies
  2. How to recognise the symptoms of many childhood illnesses such as chickenpox, glandular fever and ear infections
  3. Suggestions on caring for babies and toddlers, including detailed information on vaccination
  4. How to relieve the effects of common conditions such as pain, fever, vomiting, allergies and asthma
  5. Advice on coping with serious disorders, including diabetes, chronic illnesses and hospital stays

Including current medical advice alongside tried-and-tested tips, this book empowers parents to look beyond the surface symptoms and better understand their child as a whole, in body, soul and spirit.

It includes medical and health practices in North America, Southern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as the UK and Europe.

The fourth edition includes updates on treatments for tonsillitis, croup, sunstroke, and head lice, as well as possible complications arising from measles and ultrasound scans. The section on vaccinations includes the latest recommendations and has updates on measles, meningococcal and HPV. There is also a new section on electromagnetic pollution, including mobile (cell) phones and UHF and SHF radio frequencies, and their effects on respiration, the immune system, and fertility.

248 pages, 6 1/4″ x 9 1/4″, 2019.

Original Story by Eric K Fairman

Illustrations by Emma Reinhart

Comb Bound

$12.00

Norman is a young gnome, only 8 years old, in fact.  Of course, a single gnome year is equal to 10 human years, but despite that fact, Norman was a very young gnome, a child still living with his parents.  One day Norman decides to follow the stream to see where it flows and sets off (a decision that was to bring his parents much worry). What happens next is why this story is told!

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Eric Fairman wrote  Norman Goes Down the River!! for Grade 3 students.  It serves as a bridge between the fairy tales of earlier grades and the realism that 3rd graders begin to crave.  The story takes Norman (and the children) on an exciting journey along a stream which has its source high in the densly forested mountain, down to the plains and from thence to the ever increasingly populated areas alongside what has now become a fast flowing river.  At last, Norman arrives in a large city at the mouth of the river where it joins the vast ocean.

Throughout the story, Norman meets with different birds and animals that have homes in the ever changing environment.  Geography and natural history, imagination and adventure all mix and ways both delightful and elucidating.  Norman is sure to be loved by children and adults alike

Very highly recommended for Grade 3 students and for the Grade 3 student in anyone!

Ehrenfried Pfeiffer and Michael Maltas

Softbound

$16.95

This book brings together the best advice for cultivating fruit trees, berries, and shrubs, using biodynamic methods with the aim of harvesting healthy fruit free of pesticides.

Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, a pioneer of biodynamics in North America, discusses the principles of tree biology before describing the measures that can be taken to develop a pest-free orchard without the use of chemicals. He discusses soil preparation, the selection of trees for planting, issues of transplanting and pruning, the application of pastes, green cover crops, and pest control, before describing the key biodynamic preparations and how to spray them with greatest effectiveness.

Michael Maltas ran fruit tree experiments on his biodynamic farm in Missouri for four years. The results are recorded in a highly practical annual spraying schedule for orchards, which is reproduced in this book. A month-by-month calendar gives information on specific methods and controls, based on Maltas’s extensive experience.

This is an invaluable book with practical advice on all aspects of planning and maintaining a healthy orchard.

This volume combines a thoroughly revised and updated edition of Biodynamic Treatment of Fruit Trees, Berries and Shrubs by Ehrenfried Pfeiffer and Orchard Pest Management and Spray Schedule by Michael Maltas.

The Early Years

Shirley Latessa

Softbound

Prequel to the Auragole Quartet

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$29.95
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$21.95

Meekelorr dreamed of his father for the first time since starting his school years. He had put those dreams and his father’s request behind a locked door years ago.

And now here was Edorr, ephemeral and mournful, once again asking Meekelorr to form an army when he was old enough. Meekelorr was staring up at his father as he had all those years ago. Watching Meekelorr also was the warrior figure that Meekelorr now knew was called the Defender God.

“I want you and your soldiers to go out into the Deep Earth and help those who cannot help themselves. I want you to set your army against the evil men in our world, those who prey on the weak.”

“No.” Meekelorr looked beyond his father to the figure, who was watching him with impassive eyes. “If you want an army to fight for you, ask him. That’s his task,” Meekelorr said, and gestured at the Defender God.

“I ask this of you.”

“No.”

“You are only angry. But the anger will disappear.”

“No.”

Edorr disappeared. The Defender God disappeared. And Meekelorr wept.

Storytelling Schools Series, Volume II

Chris Smith, Ph.D.

Inside spiral bound

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$78.00
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$60.00

In England, a group of innovative educators created the idea of Storytelling Schools, primary schools where storytelling is the key way that children learn.  By which is not meant only learning to listen to stories, but to actually learn the stories by heart, learn to retell them, learn how to adapt and change them, and finally learn to reassemble different elements from different stories as an entirely new story.

In the course of all this, these children find sure footing in language skills, organizing their thoughts, clear communication, and develop not only the self confidence that comes from really truly learning something, but they also learn the foundations of learning and thinking themselves.

Over a period of ten years, Storytelling Schools throughout Great Britain have become a revolutionary way of delivering primary education.  In a storytelling school retelling and improving stories from memory is a way of learning both language and subject content across the curriculum. Children graduate with a repertoire of their own stories to tell. This approach has been shown to raise standards and fire imaginations in schools throughout the UK, and it can do the same for any children you teach.

147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell was written and compiled as a comprehensive reference for teachers in search of stories to teach their class.  The stories range from very simple tales for first graders all the way to long, complex stories for students in Grade 6.  Altogether, the collection is rich and masterful.

Included here is an introduction that gives concise and meaningful guidance for using these stories to teach students the art of storytelling.  Additionally, the Introduction is simply inspiring: any teacher reading it will find him- or herself  energized and empowered to carry out this approach to education itself.

Personally, I think that this method is a ‘next step’ that would enhance and focus Waldorf education for the modern world.  I can’t think of a better addition to Steiner’s curriculum than incorporating this active element into it.  When children are taught to do what the see and admire adults doing, they are drawn away from media-centric, advertising-ridden elements in our culture and toward wholesome creativity and confidence-of-place in the world.  In short, children become too interested and too busy with the joy of what they learn to feel much like bothering with something less.  The invention of Storytelling Schools was an act of educational brilliance – I only hope that they and their impulse continue to thrive and that teachers everywhere in in every sort of school incorporate this method into their classes.

Recommended without reservation and with much hope!

Environment, Community and Story-Based Learning

Edited by Alida Gersie, Anthony Nanson and Edward Schieffelin

Foreword by Jonathon Porritt

$29.95

This is a beautiful, deeply considered delving into the power and wonder of stories, how traditional stories have shaped the way generations have seen the earth, and what it can be to reshape some of those stories to reflect a union and love between man and nature.

There are many authors and viewpoints between the covers of this wonderful book.  Each story they select and the thoughts they share about it are like an overflowing cornucopia of delight and wonder, knowledge and wisdom.  Where one might expect to find “nice, environmentally friendly” stories, instead you will be treated to literary richness grounded in the depths of history and folk wisdom. 

Storytelling for a Greener World is a treasure to be visited and revisited as often as possible.

*****

From the publisher:

A treasury of 43 stories, creative activities, techniques, tips and descriptions of inspiring practice to both empower newcomers and seasoned practitioners.

A handy, unique and authoritative resource for developing innovative story-work, and a key sourcebook of lasting usefulness.

This handbook offers time-tested stories, creative activities and methods that environmental educators and storytellers can use to affect people’s pro-environmental behavior.  Whether it is a brief mention of seeing a skein of geese flying in an evening sky, or children from a tough area getting inspired by kittiwakes, both adults and children can engage profoundly with nature through the imaginative power of story, with lasting personal and environmental changes.

It explores the links between storytelling and emotional literacy, place, environmental justice, connecting with alienated youngsters, how to encourage children and adults’ curiosity about nature, building community, sustainability and indigenous peoples, local legends, human-animal communication and how to co-create a sustainable future together.

Storytelling for a Greener World brings together the wisdom of cutting-edge storytellers who offer a range of distinctive but complementary approaches to the art of telling stories for environmental education in 21 chapters.

Book 6 of the Dragonfire Series

Anne Forbes

$11.95

In his boundless quest for power, Lord Jezail has unearthed the terrible sword, Dragonslayer, from the depths of Edinburgh Castle, where it has lain buried for centuries. But the sword has its own agenda and, ensnared by its magic, Jezail becomes obsessed with the idea of killing Arthur, the MacArthurs’ wonderful dragon, and attacking the fabled Valley of the Dragons.

His actions so enrage the Lords of the North that they set off after him, as the World of Magic finds itself on the brink of war. Can friends and foes unite to save the world they know and love? What is Count Vassili’s secret? How did Arthur end up with the MacArthurs in the first place?

Witches, wolf people, MacArthurs and magicians join forces with Neil and Clara MacLean in this final dragon-filled adventure.

Ages 9-12

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