How did it get to be the last week of October? If you still have a child pondering Halloween costumes, may I suggest a pirate sword and hook from our Palumba collection? Just add a play-silk cape and a silk bandana, pick up a patch, and your pirate is ready to go!
Once the excitement is over and the dark days and subzero weather hit, our family likes to snuggle up inside and r-e-a-d. Need fall and winter book ideas for your baby, toddler, or school-age child? I’ve picked three of my favorites to share — read on!
Waldorf Books for Babies
Winter, a sweet board book by Gerda Muller, features illustrations about shoveling snow, feeding the birds, building snow-people, sledding, and more. The popular Waldorf series with no words – the pictures tell the stories and mom or dad narrate – includes a book for each season.
A Favorite for Early Elementary Grades
Woody, Hazel and Little Pip is a delightful autumn story by Elsa Beskow about two acorn children who get blown away by the wind.
One of our favorite winter tales for this age group is The Tomten and the Fox, in which the fox sneaks toward the farm hoping to steal a chicken, but is surprised by the old Tomten who stands guard.
Waldorf Books for Elementary Age
Even though it doesn’t have a seasonal focus, I have to share the book I’m reading with my seven year-old son. We’re completely enchanted by The Wind Boy, in which a family in a small village finds magic when their housekeeper, a mysterious girl from the mountains, introduces them to the fairies. What a vivid and wondrous dream this book gave me last week – I felt like I had made contact with the elementals!
Be sure to browse our books, natural wool slippers, organic woolens, beeswax candles, and other cozy items as the winds start blowing in your town!