Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy New Year!

The Waldorf on Etsy Team of artists and craftspeople wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year!  
Winter Fairy from Peach Creations
January is full of the birthdays of many wonderful people who have enriched our lives.  People like Martin Luther King Jr., Woflgang Mozart, Joan Baez, Anne Bronte and Lewis Carroll.
Did you know that Charles Perrault, a Frenchman born in January over 300 years ago collected folk talks and wrote them down in a book called, Tales of Mother Goose?

January is a great month to snuggle up with your kids and read some fairy tales together.    A fun activity for both parents and children is to get out paper and pencil, crayons or paint and create pictures from of the stories you just read together.
Another fun activity is dressing up and acting out some of the scenes from these stories.  Or using little peg dolls or finger puppets to do the same.

Peace and Prosperity to you in 2014!

The idea to celebrate the birthday of Charles Perrault as well as some of the play ideas are from:  
The Early Childhood Teachers Almanack by Dana Newmann - it's a great book full of activities for the whole year to enrich your child's life!

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