This book is a treasure trove of tomorrow's fond childhood memories, all mingled with
a mix of colored thread, delicious cooking smells, softly sparkling candlelight, and the
snatches of favorite songs.
Brimming with stories, poems, activities, things to make, and songs, All Year Round
offers a friendly guide to the seasonal round of festivals. Helpful drawings and diagrams
illustrate this practical book. It contains a wealth of experience that can help families find
their own way around the year.
Parents are encouraged to develop their traditions and family ways using this as a springboard.
As the authors say, "the words are ours, the festivals are yours."
The authors believe that observing a round of festivals is an enjoyable way of bringing rhythm
into children's lives, a way of providing meaningful landmarks to look forward to. Experiencing
the unfolding year through stories, poems, and making seasonal tables encourages a love of
nature. Each festival has a character of its own, bringing a special gift to family life. Celebrating
together is important for families in all kinds of ways. This book offers suggestions about how
to get going to all those who wish to deepen their understanding of the festive year.