This A4 sized hardback picture book has striking verses and images for each letter of the alphabet. The Foreword introduces the story of how the book came about, with an Afterword about the Waldorf approach to literacy and teaching the letters of the alphabet, and the words and music of the song, This Old Freedom Train.
Soul Development through Handwriting cultivates the noble qualities to which Waldorf education has long been devoted through the use of specific forms for shaping letters. The Vimala Alphabet was meticulously designed to support independent thinking, engaged willpower, balance, tolerance, honor, and intuition, as well as strengthening the developing soul forces of children. This book considers personal characteristics, which can be transformed through certain letters. Soul Development through Handwriting includes: A summary the Waldorf method of teaching writing to young children. Ideas for introducing the Vimala Alphabet into different grades. Details on using the Vimala Alphabet as a transformative tool for children. Also included are descriptions of the letters and their qualities, practice pages, letter forms to avoid, and practical tools to assist in teaching handwriting. Soul Development through Handwriting is a valuable resource for all Waldorf teachers, home schoolers, and others working with children.
An Inspirational Guide and Journal for Mindfully Mothering Children of All Ages
Author: Anni Daulter
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Family & Relationships
Written for mothers seeking to fulfill their soul’s work while simultaneously raising future generations, Sacred Motherhood offers women on the path of motherhood a guide back to themselves. It will help you embrace the reality that this is your spiritual life—every moment of every day, whether you are at the grocery store, changing diapers, arguing with your partner, snuggling with your baby, or dyeing your teenager’s hair pink. Greet the moments when you fall down as awakening opportunities, every bit as holy and powerful as the moments you can drop in and bliss out. Spanning the sacred and the mundane, Sacred Motherhood is both a guide and a journal, enticing you to pause momentarily to reflect and write, and then return to your mothering tasks armed with a fresh perspective, renewed vision, practical tips, and creative ideas for enriching family life. For fifty-two weeks—a year of sacred motherhood—the chapters illuminate subjects that are likely to arise as the mothering journey unfolds, and present thoughtful prompts and helpful reminders relating to you, your soul, and your child. From the Trade Paperback edition.