Sunday, February 24, 2008

Todder Program

I am soooo excited because I just went to Bob & Nancy's Bookshop and found out that the final book in Irmgard Kutsch & Brigitte Walden's series of seasonal activity books for children has been translated into English. I ordered Summer and can't wait for it to arrive! I've been hired to help develop a todder program (2-3 year olds) and want to make it very verb-based and these books will form the backbone of my curriculum. If you have a family with young children I highly recommend them. Here is what is included in the Summer volume (as you can see, it is organized by month, so if you have all four books you just look at the calendar, grab the appropriate book, and boom! you're ready for lesson planning):


Working with Herbs

* The Herb Garden
* Raised Beds for Herbs
* Working with Herbs: Basic Skills
* Herb Recipes

Breeding Butterflies

* Butterflies: a Symbol of Beauty
* Looking after Caterpillars
* A Butterfly's Favourite Places
* From Caterpillar to Butterfly
* Making a Butterfly Cage



* A Bridge to Lie on
* Ponds and Streams
* Water: Lessons for Life



* Giant Soap Bubbles
* Conscious Listening


* A simple fireplace
* Building an underground oven
* Building a clay oven
* Building a clay ball oven
* A wood-fired kiln
* Some thoughts on responsibility, safety and supervision


From Grain to Bread

* Healthy Nourishment
* Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
* Creating an Eating Culture
* From Whole Grain to Fine Flour: The Story of Grain
* Grain Recipes
* A Quick Reminder

1 comment:

Marnie said...

I can't wait to get these. I am so excited about your blog!