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Waldorf Alphabet Book [Paperback]

Famke Zonneveld
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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: SteinerBooks, Inc (5 Oct 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880105593
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880105590
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.5 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,638 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this delightful alphabet and game book for young children (which replaces the bestselling "Living Alphabet") each consonant and vowel comes to life in vivid pictures that show each letter's unique qualities in the world. The vibrant and playful illustrations help children learn the alphabet in the most natural and living way. This expanded paperback edition includes a complete essay by master Waldorf teacher William Ward, 'Learning to Read and Write in Waldorf Schools'. This is the alphabet book for parents and teachers who want to encourage the most natural development in children. It is ideal home and the classroom. It also makes an ideal gift for your favourite young child or parents.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book 6 Dec 2011
By ragle76
Format:Paperback
I got this book for my daughter, not because I ascribe to the Waldorf Steiner teachings, but because a friend of mine had shown me her son's. My daughter is completely transfixed by the beautiful pictures, and the detail within each depicted letter. She is not only becoming familiar with the shape and sounds of the letters of the alphabet, but it has also increased her vocabulary (and mine!). This is a book she goes back to time and time again. She is only 23 months old, and I don't want her to learn the alphabet just yet, but I do want her to get a feel for what letters are, what they look like and their different sounds. She obviously can't say her abc's, but she enjoys the pictures on her own, and she enjoys naming the pictures and talking about what she sees on the page with me. It's a beautiful book, and one I don't think any person would be disappointed with, supporter of Steiner or not.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stunning artwork 20 Jan 2013
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It's a joy to look through the artwork for this book, but I was expecting something different from what usual alphabet books offer - I have others that are not Waldorf and based on the same principle. Still it will be very useful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars beautifull 21 Nov 2012
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Beautifull pictures. Lot's of words - lots of sounds -lots to talk about. Even though english is not my daugthers first language she loves it anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely beautiful book 24 Feb 2012
Format:Paperback
I have never wrote a book review before but felt compelled to do so here. The illustrations are wonderful,my son loves to spot all the different things ,and it's such an imaginative getaway from a is for apple. I would recommend this book for anyone with children.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ABC book 6 May 2008
By Cybergrl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a great book, I bought it for my toddlers to enjoy the alphabet and wow they never tire of it. Beautifully illustrated, I am going to recommend to all my mommy friends.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoy this one 9 Oct 2007
By H. Hawkes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a great "A,B,C" book. It is sort of like "I spy with my little eye..." there are all sorts of things hidden and not so hidden in the pictures (which are just lovely to look at). my kids and I really enjoy this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Book 1 Feb 2010
By Heather M. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
We just received this book as a gift for our toddler. The letter-themed illustrations are lovely. We've been having fun discovering the letters together.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars waldorf alphabet book 21 Mar 2011
By genifa - Published on Amazon.com
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my preschool children (3 and 4) have been very interested in the alphabet, self-initiated. they had started writing a few letters and were asking for more. i ordered this book for some ideas on presenting the letters and how they looked. i wanted to keep our "lessons" very informal for the time being, and still initiated by them. i looked at the book and liked it just fine and it did give me some ideas. however, they looked at the book too - and LOVE IT! not even any words but they ask for it for bedtime story! we'll be using this one for a while.
11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars lively warm drawings, BUT W for witches with warts! 27 April 2012
By Maine Mama - Published on Amazon.com
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I thought the book would have more words in it not just "A is for . . ." and a drawing on the next page.

I liked the fairy folk and nature spirits in the drawings, BUT did not like "W is for Witches with warts". I feel that it is perpetuating prejudice and intolerance toward Pagans. I also would have preferred that the Native American was not in I for Indian, but at least the drawing is not offensive (to me). The drawing is not a cartoony drawing with stereotypical imagery, like the witch with warts on a broom stick. I will be pasting a drawing over this page.
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