Eurythmy ~ Movement ~ Games

Movement Journeys and Circle Adventures, Volume 2

Therapeutic Support for Early Childhood, Volume 2

Nancy Blanning and Laurie Clark

$28.00

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Another great volume from long-time Waldorf teachers and theraputic educators Nancy Blanning and Laurie Clark! Volume Two is a collection of all new songs and movement activities for young children designed to help develop healthy senses. Also included are the essays on the senses and sensory development from Volume One.

The book begins with an essay from the authors on the changes they have observed in children in recent years:

We observe that children are having difficulty finding their way into physical life in a harmonious way, into a sense of well-being. The body is not a comfortable home where they can feel relaxed and safe. A close look at these phenomena reveals that they are related to the four foundational senses of touch, life, self-movement, and balance.

Complete with nursery rhyme movement, bean bag games, seasonal suggestions, how to prepare the environment and what is happening "under the surface" with movements and activities, this book is a must-have resource for anyone working with younger children.

8 1/2" x 11", 2016.



Hopscotch, Hangman, Hot Potato, & Ha Ha Ha

A Rulebook of Children's Games

Jack Maguire

Introduction by Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo)

Softbound

$16.99

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Never again be at a loss of suggestions for "things to do"! Hopscotch . . . is packed with over 250 games, ranging from sports games to indoor games, travel, water, memory and card games. Anything you every played as a child is here - and much more besides. This is a resource book with more potential to generate happiness and health than stacks of most other books. We are very excited to be able to offer this classic treasury and hope it helps more children find the way back to active, joyful play.

Contents:

  • Indoor Games for Sunny Days and Rainy Days
  • Games to Play on Grass and Playgrounds
  • Games to Play on Pavement, Steps and Stoops
  • Games to Play in Water
  • Party Games for Any Occasion
  • Travel Games for Fun on the Road




Movement Journeys and Circle Adventures

Movement Enrichment with a Therapeutic Approach for Early Childhood

Nancy Blanning and Laurie Clark

Spiral Bound

$23.50

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What a joy! Here is an entire book filled not just with charming circle games and songs for the kindergarten, but with charming games and songs that have been created to help our young children find their way into their bodies and souls. In more prosaic language, these games and movement songs address the spatial integration and sensory processing development issues that it seems more and more children are struggling with.

However you think about it, this is a book of genius and a gift to young children. The games are delightful - teachers and parents will have as much fun as the children. And, they are brilliantly thought out to include movement forms that will bring the children into the world with strength and balance.

This is a truly essential resource of the caliber of AHE's Resource Teacher's Developmental Exercise Manual. Use it. Love it.





 

Movement for the Young Child

A Handbook for Eurythmists and Kindergarten Teachers

Estelle Bryer

New edition

Formerly titled: Eurythmy for the Young Child

Softbound, large format

$24.00

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Eurythmy for the Young Child is a stunning collection of stories, songs and poems that will serve your children equally well as the basis for eurythmy, storytime, circle time or simple, delightful interludes throughout the day.

Estelle Bryer has had 45 years experience working with kindergarten children as teacher, adviser, puppeteer and eurythmy therapist but specializing as kindergarten eurythmist. The all-encompassing contents are a culmination of her work. The delightful lessons are suitable for circle time or eurythmy lessons (ages 3-8years), and are complete in themselves. They cover the seasons, festivals and stories such as the Turnip or Golden Goose and more, and include written music. They have separate suggestions for use by the kindergarten or eurythmy teacher.

There are also helpful suggestions and instructions for the kindergarten teacher or eurythmist in handling problems, creating moods and using descriptive gestures or vowels and consonants. The importance of eurythmy and the why and how it effects the development of the young child is clearly gone into as well as all the vital elements used for healthy growth. The stories, songs and poems are highly imaginative and fun!

This is another wonderful contribution by our friends at WECAN.

 


Kinesthetic Learning for Adolescents

learning through movement and eurythmy

Leonore Russell

Softbound

$16.00

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Each elementary school child has opportunities on a daily basis to learn by using his hands, by moving, singing and through other activities. Learning with movement activities brings joy and success. Is this learning modality given the attention it warrants at the secondary level? Do high school students need to just grapple with information or do they need to be engaged and active in their learning? This book addresses these questions and presents many examples, most notably through eurythmy.


 

The Physiology of Eurythmy Therapy

Hans-Broder von Laue and Elke E von Laue

$50.00

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Eurythmy is a modern art of movement, and eurythmists work in the areas of art, healing, and education. The benefits as a healing social art are well known for both children and adults.

Rudolf Steiner gave a course on eurythmy therapy in which he described the process of “re-enlivening the whole physiology.” The authors of this book have researched eurythmy therapy for many years and The Physiology of Eurythmy Therapy is a comprehensive overview of their work.  As such, it is also the clearest, most thorough explanation available in English as to the nature of the transformation of sound into eurythmy gestures and the effects of those gestures on the human body and soul.  For practicing eurythmists and anyone who would like to explore and understand the profound healing potential of eurythmy as therapy.

 

Finger Strings

A Book of Cat's-Cradles and String Figures

Michael Taylor

Hard paperback over inside spiral - includes 2 brightly colored finger strings

$25.00

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Finger string games are a wonderful opportunity for today’s children to practice meaningful movement, explore space, interact with others, and exercise their creative spirits. They are also great fun!

String games can be especially useful to children who struggle at school or are dyslexic, and for those who are learning the concepts of “left and right” and “up and down.” Finger Strings contains games that will delight all children, from the very young to those with greater dexterity.

Michael Taylor has many years of experience working with children and has shared his string figures at schools and camps throughout the world. Finger Strings contains more than eighty inventive, imaginative string games and stories, all clearly illustrated with step-by-step, color diagrams. This book is designed especially to require minimal page-turning while making string shapes.