Monday, September 19, 2011

The Apple Cake and Autumn

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We love Autumn!  This year Mudi's class is studying apples, last year was pumpkins.  At home we recently read the beautifully illustrated story, The Apple Cake, by Nienke Van Hichtum. 

What a great way to take a trip to a simpler quieter place.  

The Apple Cake offers a wonderful moral of faith and doing good for goodness' sake without adding any provocative elements of fear or danger.  Included is also the recipe for baking an apple cake, which makes the story even richer.

We have also been telling our own stories through the wordless book, Autumn, by Gerda Muller.   At first, my excited-to-be-reading-on-her-own seven year-old was disappointed there were no words, however, we are both finding much stimulation, excitement and delight creating our own.  

We can feel the (best) weather in every detail of our original story, and actually there would be no room on the page.

And I am aware that Fall has not officially started yes.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Betsy! thank you for yet another beautiful & kind comment on my blog (we bloom here.) Your blog, too, is delightful. I wish I could find a waldorf-focused playgroup resource near me -- the events listed on your blog makes me long to find such a community -- I've looked but there doesn't seem to be much in the county where I live -- all waldorf-focused communities/playgorups/schools are approx. 40 minutes away (just a little too far!)

    Also, I grew up in Los Angeles, so all the cities and locales of your listings are familiar...

    Best wishes,