Rhythms Unit Booklist
updated January 5, 2020


Art



The Great Clay Adventure: Creative Handbuilding Projects For Young Artists

by Ellen Kong


"Educating the Feeling-will in the Kindergarten," an excerpt (PDF) from


Educating the Will

by Michael Howard

The entirety of Michael Howard's book is also now available online as a FREE PDF download from the Online Waldorf Library. It and Handwork and Handicraft: Indications by Rudolf Steiner (also available online for FREE) were the two required readings for my Waldorf Handwork teacher training.


Handwork



The Nature Corner: Celebrating the Year's Cycle with Seasonal Tableaux

by M v Leeuwen & J Moeskops


Spring: Nature Activities for Children
by Imgard Kutsch and Brigitte Walden

    I strongly recommend investing in the set of these four books and building your Kindergarten curriculum around them!



Music & Movement



The Massage Deck: 50 Soothing Massage Techniques

by Katy Dreyfuss


Nature



Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children

by Sharon Lovejoy


Play



How Children Play

by Ingeborg Haller



Looking Forward

by Molly von Heider
This book also includes a section called "Gardening with Children," by Hugh Peters and Fiona von Heider.


Stories



A House for Hermit Crab

by Eric Carle



Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

by Paul Fleischman



Song of the Swallows

by Leo Politi



I am a Bunny

by Ole Risom



Where Butterflies Grow

by Joanne Ryder



In Every Moon There is a Face

by Charles Mathes



Pancakes, Pancakes!

by Eric Carle



As Big as You

by Elaine Greenstein
or



The Summerfolk

by Doris Burn



And the Good Brown Earth

by Kathy Henderson



When Clay Sings

by Byrd Baylor



When the Wind Stops

by Charlotte Zolotow



Child of Faerie, Child of Earth

by Jane Yolen



The Lion and the Little Red Bird

by Elisa Kleven



Badger's Parting Gifts

by Susan Varley


For read-alouds at bedtime:

All of these books are by Reg Down. Since the writing of this unit, he has published more! Here's the complete list from my 2018 blog post: The Tiptoes Books



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