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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
"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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'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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