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5.0 out of 5 stars CREATIVE PLAY FOR YOUR BABY
CREATIVE PLAY FOR YOUR BABY
Christopher Clouder and Janni Nicol

REVIEWED BY Winny Mossman
October 2007

This is a lovely book, for Parents, Carers and Educators. The thought provoking text pays homage to the wonder of early childhood and recognises the vital, rewarding but often challenging task of parenting and caring for the little child...
Published on 7 Nov. 2007 by ForChildren

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful ideas
This is a well presented book with lots of great ideas for making beautiful natural toys with your loved one.
This is not a good starter book for parents intrested in making their own toys as many of the toys require items that many people just would not have unless they were already intrested in woodwork and knitting. There are a few very basic toys that anyone...
Published on 15 Jan. 2008 by T. Ahmad


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CREATIVE PLAY FOR YOUR BABY, 7 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Creative Play for Your Baby: Steiner Expertise and Toy Projects for 3 Months-2 Years (Paperback)
CREATIVE PLAY FOR YOUR BABY
Christopher Clouder and Janni Nicol

REVIEWED BY Winny Mossman
October 2007

This is a lovely book, for Parents, Carers and Educators. The thought provoking text pays homage to the wonder of early childhood and recognises the vital, rewarding but often challenging task of parenting and caring for the little child and highlights the sense of awe and wonder and the privilege of watching of a baby grow and develop, unhurried at his or her own pace away from the `race' of today's trend of adult conceived aims and targets.
It paints a clear picture of the baby as a being with his or her own potential and destiny, not as someone to be shaped in the adults own image but to be guided with love, imagination and warm care. Accompanying a little child on this amazing journey is surely one of the most important and far reaching of life's vocations.
The book is a celebration of play and a baby's innate ability and `thirst' for this `work of early childhood' and underlines the importance of the adult role in this lovely game of give and take, imitation and repetition.

Toys, especially those made from natural materials that nurture the senses and allow imagination room to develop play a great part in this communication between adult and child. The toys in this book are simple and beautiful, the `why and how' are clearly explained and the instructions for making them are easy to follow. There is a good variety to suit from newborn to 5 years old.
The book will help Parents to make lovely gifts for their little ones, so much more meaningful an appropriate than the expensive toys in most shops. How about giving it to Grandparents? It would be a good way to tell them how you feel about bringing up your child as well as giving them ideas for gifts that will please every one.

For Teachers and carers it gives a different perspective on the early years and the developing child and the section on Steiner education is informative and well written. For the early childhood educator, or new Steiner Waldorf teacher or those who have not yet ventured into making toys for their classrooms, and for carers and students it will be an inspiration help you to be creative. The text is helpful in communicating with parents and the book would be a good addition to the recommended reading list and especially helpful for Parent and child group leaders and the parents and little ones in their groups.

Many of the toys could also be made with and by the children in the Early years setting.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful ideas, 15 Jan. 2008
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T. Ahmad "muslimah mummy" (scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Creative Play for Your Baby: Steiner Expertise and Toy Projects for 3 Months-2 Years (Paperback)
This is a well presented book with lots of great ideas for making beautiful natural toys with your loved one.
This is not a good starter book for parents intrested in making their own toys as many of the toys require items that many people just would not have unless they were already intrested in woodwork and knitting. There are a few very basic toys that anyone could make but the majority of toys require the maker to have basic knitting, sewing and woodwork skills. I unfortunately have none of these skills but the book has inspired me to purchase some knitting and sewing tools so that I can learn!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect present - buy it now for yourself or a friend., 6 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Creative Play for Your Baby: Steiner Expertise and Toy Projects for 3 Months-2 Years (Paperback)
A great little book, which fits perfectly with the current craft revival sweeping the UK. Clear instructions and imaginative ideas to delight babies and young children. What could be better than a home-made present stitched, carved or painted with love.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Creative Play, 28 Oct. 2012
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My review of this book as to come in 2 parts firstly the service I received was five star but Im afraid the book itself I didn't think was value for the price of £30
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5.0 out of 5 stars creative play for your baby, 5 Jan. 2013
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excellent value with lots of activities that can be done with your baby and simpple instructions. Great incentive to do creative play without buying toys
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