Once upon a time there lived a girl named Sky and a boy named Bilko, who loved to dance and play tag with the butterflies in the fields. When they were asked how many butterflies and ants they saw, they could not say ...
Gloria Kemp and Elsa Murray-Lafrenz have produced a book that helps children learn to count and helps teachers and parents teach numbers to them in a living and fun way. Waldorf teachers, especially, will find this book helpful in bringing numbers to their young students in a way that lives all around them in the natural world.
Gloria Kemp has been a class teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City and at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School in Ghent, NY. She was director of teacher training for Waldorf Teacher Development Association in Ann Arbor and currently teaches in the Applied Arts program of Threefold Educational Foundation. Gloria has worked with Waldorf schools on accreditation teams, school consultant, and mentor to teachers. She has served on the boards of The Rudolf Steiner School, Hawthorne Valley Association, Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, and Waldorf Schools Fund.
Elsa Murray-Lafrenz grew up in a family of artists in the heart of San Francisco. She spent her formative years at San Francisco Waldorf School before going on to the School of the Arts high school and then to The Rhode Island School of Design, where she majored in Illustration. Elsa currently lives in San Francisco, where she teaches art to students of all ages.