From Advent and the Twelve Days of Christmas, to the flight into Egypt: Estelle Bryer and Janni Nicol tell their favourite Advent and Christmas stories. Their approach is simple yet profound and draws on their lifelong experience as Waldorf kindergarten educators, puppeteers, and as mothers.
These stories will delight young children, and invite parents and teachers to become more confident storytellers.
“Will help make Christmas a magical time for children” —Sally Jenkinson, author, The Genius of Play
“A rich source of material for parents looking for new ways to celebrate Christmas and Epiphany. It will inspire people everywhere to create a festival that truly encompasses the spirit of Christmas for children, and rekindle wonder”—Winnie Mossman, Kindergarten, Bristol Waldorf School
Estelle Bryer is a Waldorf early childhood educator, eurythmist, author, and well-known South African puppeteer. Her daughter Janni Nicol is also an educator and consultant, mother, storyteller, and puppeteer. Their companion book Christmas Stories Together is a treasure trove of 36 tales for children aged 3-9. The stories range from Advent through Christmas ending with the Holy Family's flight into Egypt—in fact, tales for the whole year.
Janni Nicol is editor and publisher of the biannual KINDLING Journal for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood (Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship). She is the author of Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach to Your Early Years Practice (Routledge, 2007).