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Celebrating festivals with children

Author: Freya Jaffke; Matthew Barton
Publisher: Edinburgh : Floris Books [2018] ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this thoughtful book, Freya Jaffke describes festival celebrations in relation to child development in the first seven years. She considers in detail the main festivals throughout the year: Easter, Whitsun, St John's, starting school, harvest, Michaelmas, lantern time, birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and carnival. Drawing on many examples, she shows how we can celebrate festivals  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Freya Jaffke; Matthew Barton
ISBN: 9780863158322 0863158323
OCLC Number: 1083798331
Description: 146 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The seasonal nature table: Creating a seasonal nature table --
a deeper understanding of the nature table --
The child's relationship to the nature table --
Winter: Advent and Christmas: Creating the mood ourselves --
Preparation with children --
Making an Advent wreath --
Decorating the room for Advent --
Advent calendars --
Moss gardens --
Advent singing --
Advent spiral (or garden) --
St Nicholas --
Children at transition age-from wondering to guessing --
Advent activities --
The Christmas play --
Christmas in kindergarten --
Christmas at home --
The twelve Holy Nights and Epiphany: Creating the mood ourselves --
Epiphany with children --
Looking back --
Carnival: Preparation with children --
Carnival day --
Spring: Easter: Creating the mood ourselves --
Preparing for Easter --
The Easter hare --
Easter eggs --
Further Easter activities --
Easter at home --
Celebrating Easter in kindergarten --
Between Eater and Whitsun --
Whitsun: Preparing for Whitsun --
Celebrating Whitsun in kindergarten --
Summer: St John's and Summertime: Creating the mood ourselves --
St John's and summer with children --
St John's Day in kindergarten --
Summer festival: Preparing for the summer festival --
Celebrating the summer festival --
Farewell festival (for children going to big school): Preparing for the farewell festival --
Celebrating the festival with parents --
Autumn: Harvest time: Creating the mood ourselves --
Activities with children --
The harvest festival --
Michaelmas: Creating the mood ourselves --
The Michaelmas festival --
Lantern time: Halloween --
Martinmas --
The lantern festival --
Thanksgiving: Preparing in kindergarten --
Birthdays: Creating the mood ourselves --
Celebrating birthday in kindergarten --
Small birthday presents --
Birthdays at home --
Heavenly birthday.
Responsibility: Freya Jaffke.

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Describes festival celebrations in relation to child development in the first seven years.  Read more...

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'Freya Jaffke presents a lively picture of how the Christian cycle of festivals in the northern hemisphere can be reinvigorated and brought to consciousness in a rich and meaningful way ... This is Read more...

 
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