turning tears into laughter

Turning Tears into Laughter: Creative Discipline for the Toddler and Preschool Years

 by Lou Harvey-Zahra is divided into three sections: section one covers the foundation for a happy child, positive family rhythms, imaginative play ideas, food additives and behaviour, and asking the question 'why?' Section two outlines eight creative discipline strategies to transform inappropriate behaviours, whilst remaining connected together. Many holistic ideas include changing the environment and re-direction, to the power of praise and clever choices. The final section covers everyday scenarios from bedtime to mealtime, sharing toys to getting in the car, 'turning tears into laughter' in family homes.
 
Lou Harvey-Zahra is an expert in parenting. She has two children, is a qualified Rudolf Steiner Primary and special needs teacher and has over 20 years experience. - Filled with great tips and helpful advice about creative discipline for the toddler to preschool years.

 

$15

 

 

 

dyslexia book
Dyslexia: Learning Disorder or Creative Gift?
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Cornelia Jantzen

Dyslexia has long been known as a learning difficulty that primarily affects literacy skills. Increasingly, however, researchers and professionals working with dyslexia suggest that it is less a disorder than a sign of specially gifted people. People with dyslexia often have a highly developed imagination and a unique way of perceiving things. They frequently have above average intelligence and are highly creative, provided they are supported and nurtured by parents and teachers.
In this book Cornelia Jantzen explores the basis of this radical viewpoint. Throughout, she provides many practical examples which explore the different aspects of dyslexia, and can give parents and teachers confidence in dealing with the challenges that it presents.
This is a helpful and encouraging book for anyone looking for new insights into the enigma of dyslexia.

$39.50

 

healing stories Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour


Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour brings together the fruits of Susan Perrow's work in storymaking, richly illustrated with lively anecdotes drawn from her own parenting and teaching. It offers: a discussion of therapeutic storytelling; guidance for readers on how to evaluate the challenging behaviour or situation and identify their desired resolution; advice on adapting stories for different age groups and cultures; an extensive collection of new stories; traditional folk tales categorised by behaviour or situation; and a storymaking model to help the reader create stories directly relevant to their own circumstances.

This book contains a comprehensive collection of therapeutic stories to help parents, carers, educators and therapists address challenging behaviour in young children plus a storymaking model to help readers wishing to create their own therapeutic stories. 320 pages

$41

 

 

Theraputic story telling

Therapeutic Storytelling: 101 Healing Stories for Children


Susan Perrow passionately believes that 'stories know the way'. Working with imaginative journeys and the mystery and magic of metaphor, she has developed the art of therapeutic storytelling for children's challenging behaviour and difficult situations. She offers a tried and tested method for creating a unique story for a child.

This treasury of 101 new healing stories address a range of issues – from unruly behaviour to grieving, anxiety, lack of confidence, bullying, teasing, nightmares, intolerance, inappropriate talk, toileting, bedwetting and much more. The stories also have the potential for nurturing positive values. 256 pages


$45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This warm-hearted book by a very successful mother, gardener, and teacher has the potential to become a guide for the next generation toward understanding nature
GARDENING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
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Beatrys Lockie

“This warm-hearted book by a very successful mother, gardener, and teacher has the potential to become a guide for the next generation toward understanding nature and to heal our threatened environment worldwide.” —Sibylle Alexander, author of Told by the Peat Fire

Gardening with Young Children is a lively and imaginative guide to a child’s experience of a year in a garden. Experienced gardener Beatrys Lockie explains the basic techniques, from sowing the seeds to harvesting the produce, and gives instructions for cultivating easily grown flowers, herbs, and vegetables.

The author also describes projects using berries, seeds, and leaves, delicious and simple recipes, plus stories, songs, and poems about the insects, birds, and animals of the gardening world. The activities in this “Early Years” book are suitable for gardens of all shapes and sizes—even for a few pots on a balcony or small patio.

160 pages $36

 

Sometimes the ordinary events in a child’s life can be difficult - a child who resists going to bed, who fusses over food, or who dawdles at picking up toys
Seven Times the Sun: Guiding Your Child through the Rythmes of the Day - Shea Darian

Sometimes the ordinary events in a child’s life can be difficult - a child who resists going to bed, who fusses over food, or who dawdles at picking up toys. Waldorf mother and educator Shea Darian has written a unique and wonderfully creative guide to help parents and children turn these simple moments into loving, consistent rituals forging a strong family bond.

Seven Times the Sun is a one-of-a-kind book, full of ideas, refletions, 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 activities as mealtimes, going to bed, chores, naps, and playtime.

RRP $46.96 SALE PRICE $39

The book is based upon a successful Waldorf (Steiner) School Parent Enrichment class
Beyond the Rainbow Bridge: Nurturing our Children from Birth to Seven - Barb'ra Patterson Pamela Bradley

The book is based upon a successful Waldorf (Steiner) School Parent Enrichment class led by a master early childhood teacher who offers us her deep understanding of children along with seasoned practical wisdom.

Learn: healthy rhythms in home and school; what kind of play stimulates imagination; how to protect the child's developing 12 senses; physical growth; creative discipline; and more.

RRP $47.95 SALE PRICE $39

EcoKids - Raising Children who Care for the Earth
EcoKids - Raising Children who Care for the Earth - Dan Chiras

To forge a sustainable future, we need citizens who care for the Earth. We need citizens who understand that planet care is the ultimate form of self-care. But we also need generations who live according to their values and convictions and who can effect positive change in their lives and the lives of others. Because public schools and the popular media cannot be counted on to produce an Earth-friendly citizenry, the task falls to parents. Yet even aware parents often lack the understanding and resources to take on such a task. EcoKids addresses this gap by presenting a coherent plan that will help parents foster love for nature, teach children the importance of environmental protection, and promote environmental values and inspire action - actions that will last a lifetime. A hopeful and inspiring guide for parents, topics covered include ways to: * avoid gloom and doom in favor of positive solutions * foster love and empathy for nature * develop environmental values * put values into action * help children discover the roots of problems and be part of lasting solutions * walk the talk * counter the consumer culture, starting in your own home and community * generate hope and combat apathy.

Each chapter includes an inspiring case study of a child who's making a difference, short pieces that highlight serious problems such as global warming, along with positive solutions that can be read aloud to children, and activities for children. A resource guide lists helpful books, articles, videos, and organizations. Dan Chiras is the father of two boys, and the author of over 20 books on environmental issues and sustainability. He teaches courses on renewable energy, green building and sustainability at Colorado College. His free time is spent mountain biking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, playing music, and gardening with his boys.

240 pages $36

the book cover of SOUND SLEEP by Calming and helping your baby or child to sleep by Sarah Woodhouse
WHY CHILDREN DON”T LISTEN - Monika Kiel-Hinrichsen
A guide for Parents and Teachers.

What can you do when a child just won’t listen? How we speak to each other is at the very heart of human relationships. Children are often much better than adults at reading between the lines and deciphering the messages we send through body language and tone of voice.

This is an invaluable handbook on how to communicate better with children. It covers all aspects of talking to and, importantly, listening to children, including communication with children of different ages and understanding the wider situation in which the conversation is taking place.

The author translates the theory into practical, everyday solutions. There are useful exercises throughout, to help us communicate more successfully.

91 pages $31

 

the book cover of SOUND SLEEP by Calming and helping your baby or child to sleep by Sarah Woodhouse
SOUND SLEEP- Sarah Woodhouse
Calming and helping your baby or child to sleep.

‘Whether you have a colicky three-month old or fretful toddler, the advice and routines outlined within this book provide both practical and realistic solutions to help you reach the holy grail of parenting - a soundly sleeping baby!

There’s a great section on how to decipher your babies cries, so that you know what you are dealing with, and useful checklists that free up frazzled brain power in stressful moments. A refreshing approach that recognises every baby - and every parent - is different.

144 pages $27

the book cover of THE INCARNATING CHILD by Joan Salter
THE INCARNATING CHILD.- Joan Salter

The Incarnating Child addresses physical and spiritual development, the formation of healthy personalities, nutrition, clothing, environment, toys and learning, immunisation and health, and the acquisition of skills and thinking ability.

The late June Salter had a nursing background and was highly respected for her work in maternal and child health care. She was the founder and director of the Gabriel Baby Centre in Melbourne, Australia, a clinic based on the principles of Rudolf Steiner

192 pages $37

the book cover of MOTHERING WITH SOUL by  Daniela Drescher
MOTHERING WITH SOUL- Joan Salter
- Raising children as special work

Good mothering is important work, yet is undervalued. From her work and conversations with young mothers, Joan Salter explores the profound experience of intimate sharing, pregnancy, birth and the first years, which are unique to mothering.

She explores the spiritual, soul and practical work of mothering, affirming this womanly art as a special vocation.

144 pages $32

the book cover of PARENTING A PATH THROUGH CHILDHOOD by Dotty Turner Coplen
PARENTING A PATH THROUGH CHILDHOOD
- Dotty Turner Coplen

Understanding parenting by thinking about who is a child, what is a parent, and why does a child need a parent, leaves dogma behind and the reader to the reality of daily living.

Combining her experience as a mother and a grandmother with her studies in psychology and social work, the author presents a warm and human way of understanding the nature and needs of children.

Parents and professionals working with children will find this a helpful book for understanding the needs of children, developing an awareness of their individual differences and observing how behaviour is learned. .

141 pages Hardback. $21

the book cover of YOUR INCARNATING CHILD - Welcoming a soul to the world by Gilbert Childs and Sylvia Childs
YOUR INCARNATING CHILD.
- Welcoming a soul to the world
- Gilbert Childs and Sylvia Childs

The primary contention of this book is that, as a spiritual being, each of us lives beyond death,and eventually returns in a new human body.

With this knowledge in mind, the authors give much sound practical advice as to how parents, and others who spend time with children, can welcome a soul to the world and help it grow into a healthy and responsible human being.

An understanding of the nature of the human being as comprising body, soul and spirit leads to the conclusion that every child should be allowed to grow slowly into the world.

192 pages $35

the book cover of THE WELL BALANCED CHILD - Movement and early learning by Sally Goddard Blythe
THE WELL BALANCED CHILD.
- Movement and early learning
- Sally Goddard Blythe

‘Learning is not just about reading, writing and maths’ says Sally Goddard Blythe. ‘A child’s experience of movement will help play a pivotal role in shaping his personality, his feelings and achievements’ Her book makes the case for a ‘whole body’ approach to learning which integrates the brain, senses, movement, music and play.

The Well Balanced Child examines why movement matters; how music helps brain development; the role of nutrition, the brain and child growth; and offers practical tips for parents and educators to help children with learning and behavioural problems.

240 pages $45

the book cover of WELL, I WONDER - Childhood in the Modern World by Sally Schweizer
WELL, I WONDER.
- Childhood in the Modern World.
- Sally Schweizer

The author calls for a new evaluation of childhood and an awakening to the real needs of children. As a mother of four, and having spent more than three decades working in education, she is well qualified to ask questions and offer solutions.

Well, I Wonder is packed with practical advice, anecdotes, humour and delightful quotes from the children she has taught. Her approach is based on the study and practice of Rudolf Steiner’s educational philosophy, but she writes from personal, first-hand knowledge gained from her long experience.

The reader is taken through the stages of childhood development and explains children’s need of daily rhythm, movement and play.She emphasizes the imprtance of guarding the quality of imagination, and indicates the significance of festivals and celebrations.

232 pages $44

 

 

the book cover of THE CHILDREN’S PARTY BOOK - For Birthdays and other Occasions by Anne and Peter Thomas
THE CHILDREN’S PARTY BOOK
-Anne and Peter Thomas
- For Birthdays and other Occasions

Now in its second edition, The Children’s Party Book has become an invaluable reference for parents and carers short on time and ideas. It contains 240 ideas for games and craft activities that will make any children’s party, from 3 to 12 years, go with a swing. All the activities are clearly presented with illustrations, diagrams and step-by-step practical descriptions, and are coded for age-suitability.

Special topics covered include: how to celebrate that special birthday; how to make and perform a simple theatre for young children; how to organise parties with a seasonal theme; and how to make attractive decorations.

111 page Hardback $39

the book cover of THIRTEEN TO NINETEEN Discovering the light by Julian Sleigh
THIRTEEN TO NINETEEN.
- Discovering the light.
- Julian Sleigh

Adolescence creeps quietly into the lives of a child bringing many changes and much inner conflict. The author sheds light on the familiar problems of loneliness, meeting with others and relating to them, difficulties with parents, drink and drugs, awakening of sexuality.

Writing directly for the parents involved, Julian Sleigh shows the young person awakening to make decisions out of his or her own sense of responsibility and feelings. If parents are sufficiently aware of this time of trial and error they will be able to show trust and confidence in the emerging personality.

126 pages $21

the book cover of AN INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOSOPHICAL MEDICINE by Brunhild Muller
AN INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOSOPHICAL MEDICINE - Extending the art of Healing.
- Victor Bott

Victor Bott, a medical doctor, gives a comprehensive overview of this remarkable system of medicine, and presents a new approach to understanding the various types of diseases. His survey includes a discussion of the stages of human development, the roles of various organs such as the lungs, liver, kidneys and heart, particular diseases of many kinds, and pointers as to why people fall ill in the first place. He also discusses the increasing prevalence of cancer, and gives insight into specific phenomena such as the menstrual cycle.

This volume will be illuminating both for medical practitioners and therapists who wish to learn more about anthroposophical medicine - Steiner’s truly holistic system encompassing a picture of the human being as an entity of body, soul and spirit.

218 pages $39

 

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