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is committed to provide unique, quality toys, musical instruments
and art supplies to support children in achieving their greatest
We feel that our products will help children by stimulating
their senses, encouraging them to develop their natural curiosity,
activating their creativity, awakening their artistic imagination,
enticing them to explore their surroundings, teaching them
to nurture the environment, celebrating diversity, developing
a love for stories and best of all
letting their imaginations run wild!
Picks of the Month
a moist brush with these Water
Colour Pencils, you can create exciting
watercolour effects, making
these watercolour pencils ideal for sketching...Read
Beeswax from Artemis will provide hours
of creative moments with your child. Feelings of form, imagination
and inventiveness are. ....
Read the review
Beeswax Block Crayons from Stockmar! A child
is led away from the hard line to an experience of coloured
Child's Seasonal Treasury
A beautiful collection of poems, songs, finger games,
crafts, and recipes.
Written by Betty Jones.
summer I was treated to a lovely teatime visit with
the author Betty
Jones. She shared the news of the pending 'birth' of
her revised edition, “A Child's Seasonal Treasury”.
I am happy to announce the 'birth' has happened.
Anyone interested can purchase it at www.lulu.com.
At the time of this writing they are 25% off the MSRP.
There will be two options; a black and white copy and
a full colour.
Betty will be coming to the mainland in Sept. for book
You will be able to find her during Sept at:
Rudolph Steiner College in Sacramento Sept. (to be added
Take time to visit her web site as well: www.betty
See what she is offering in this new addition, check
out her resource links and read her bio.
it is hard to believe she can improve on such a gem,
she showed me her rough draft and it is filled with
more of her own writing and illustrations, more recipes
and hands-on activities, nature-based within the seasons
and elemental beings bringing joy in learning the "3
R's" for the young child: RHYTHM, RHYME & ROMP!
are Erdkinder, Children of the Earth, Caretakers All.
for Fun with your Family
is the perfect time to share baking traditions and family
recipes with your family.
This recipe, also known as "The Easiest Loaf of
Bread You'll Ever Bake," appears on the back of
some of the King Arthur Flour bags.
recipe was found at the Homebaking
• 1 tablespoon (1 packet) active dry yeast
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• 1 tablespoon salt
• 2 cups warm water (not over 110°F)
• 5 1/2 to 6 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose
• Boiling water
• Mix together the first four ingredients.
• Let this stand until the yeast, sugar and salt
• Gradually add the flour to the liquid and mix
thoroughly until the dough pulls away from the sides
of the bowl.
• Turn the dough out onto a floured surface to
(This may be a little messy, but don't give up!)
• Fold the far edge of the dough back over on
itself towards you.
• Press into the dough with the heels of your
hands and push away.
• After each push, rotate the dough 90 degrees.
• Repeat this process in a rhythmic, rocking motion
for 5 minutes, sprinkling only enough flour on your
kneading surface to prevent sticking.
• Let the dough rest while you scrape out and
grease the mixing bowl.
• Knead the dough again for 2 to 3 minutes.
Let It Rise:
• Return the dough to the bowl and turn
it over once to grease the top.
• Cover with a damp towel and keep warm until
the dough doubles in bulk, about 1 to 2 hours.
• Punch down the dough with your fist and briefly
knead out any air bubbles.
• Cut the dough in half and shape into two Italian-
or French-style loaves.
• Place the loaves on a cookie sheet generously
sprinkled with cornmeal.
• Let the loaves rest for 5 minutes.
• Lightly slash the tops of the loaves 3 or more
times diagonally and brush them with cold water.
• Place on rack in a cold oven with a roasting
pan full of boiling water on the oven bottom.
• Bake at 400°F for 35 to 45 minutes, until
the crust is golden brown and sounds hollow to the touch.
* For a lighter, crustier bread let your shaped loaves
rise for 45 minutes.
*Preheat the oven and roasting pan with water to 500°F
for 15 minutes.
* Mist or lightly brush the loaves with cold water,
place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
*Lower the temperature to 400°F and bake for 10
Remove from the oven, let cool and devour
For heartier, more
nutritious bread, substitute 2 cups of King Arthur Stone
Ground Whole Wheat Flour for 2 cups of King Arthur Unbleached
Provided by King Arthur Flour
Click on link to go to their site for more information
and recipes on baking.
here to find this recipe and others in a PDF file format
will be archiving the crafts and poems we have used in downloadable
to view them
We also have a selection of informative links for Parents
see those links by clicking here
If there is anything you would like to see here please email
of the items in my store have been reduced to 45% of their
The main exception are the art and music items.
Any other discounts coming to you will be manually subtracted
from the total when I generate your invoice.
are proud support Waldorf
, Montessori, Home
Schools, and Reggio Emilio Schools
If you would like to see us carry something for your school
or child please email us:
offer a 20% discount to ALL schools including Home Schools.
you have any questions about Our School Discount please
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