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A Musical Approach to Early Childhood
Edited by Nancy Foster

A collection of classic and newly-published material on the mood of the fifth, from experienced Waldorf educators and musicians.

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This book collects a wide range of perspectives on the theme of music in the mood of the fifth, in order to help teachers and caregivers understand and work with this important means of supporting the healthy development of the young child. Classic articles by Jennifer Aulie, Wilma Ellersiek, and Rita Jacobs are included, along with new contributions by Michael Deason-Barrow, Jana Hawley, Renate Long-Breipohl, Sally Schweizer, Estelle Bryer, Eleanor Winship, Jill Taplin, and many others.

Nancy Foster taught kindergarten, nursery, and parent/child classes at Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery in Maryland for over thirty years. She continues to be active in teacher training, and serves as Membership Coordinator of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America. Nancy is the author of Let Us Form a Ring and Dancing as We Sing, collections of seasonal songs, verses, stories, and rhythmic games, as well as In a Nutshell: Dialogues with Parents at Acorn Hill. She previously edited The Seasonal Festivals in Early Childhood: Seeking the Universally Human (WECAN, 2011).

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Pages 166 pages, perfect-bound
ISBN 978-1-936849-21-5

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