This book collects a wide range of perspectives on the theme of music
in the mood of the fifth, in order to help teachers and caregivers
understand and work with this important means of supporting the
healthy development of the young child. Classic articles by Jennifer
Aulie, Wilma Ellersiek, and Rita Jacobs are included, along with new
contributions by Michael Deason-Barrow, Jana Hawley, Renate
Long-Breipohl, Sally Schweizer, Estelle Bryer, Eleanor Winship,
Jill Taplin, and many others.
Nancy Foster taught kindergarten, nursery, and parent/child classes
at Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery in Maryland for over
thirty years. She continues to be active in teacher training, and serves
as Membership Coordinator of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association
of North America.
Nancy is the author of Let Us Form a Ring and Dancing as We Sing,
collections of seasonal songs, verses, stories, and rhythmic games,
as well as In a Nutshell: Dialogues with Parents at Acorn Hill.
She previously edited The Seasonal Festivals in Early Childhood:
Seeking the Universally Human (WECAN 2011).