Summer, A Collection of Poems, Songs, and Stories for Young Children
Poems, songs, and stories for parents and teachers of young children. Now in its third edition, Summer, is part of a series of six books, which includes all the seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, as well as Spindrift, a collection that describes the world of daily work and practical life, with a selection of stories from around the world, and Gateways, with verses and songs for morning, evening, and to accompany fairy tales.
In Summer, songs, verses, and poems mainly focus on nature, weather, as well as Whitsun and Mid-summer's Eve. Songs with musical notation is written in the scale of D-pentatonic.
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter contain a wide variety of Poems, Songs and Stories of seasonal work, with many contributions for use at festivals. The Spindrift volume comprises general and miscellaneous material for use the whole year round, including over forty stories, many of which come from different cultures around the world. Gateways has sections on Morning, Evening, Birthdays and Fairytales.
Founded out of the Waldorf kindergarten movement, these books provide an indispensable selection of material for working with young children. Most songs are in the scale of D-pentatonic, particularly suitable for pentatonic lyres, but quite capable of being played on any traditional 7 or 12 note instrument. Each volume includes a most enlightening introduction to music in the Mood of the Fifth, written by Jennifer Aulie.
The covers are all illustrated with watercolour paintings by David Newbatt, with the four seasonal titles each depicting a different workman.
Softcover paperback, 111 pages.
Size: 215 x 150 mm. 8 x 6 inches.
Printed by Wynstones Press in the UK.