About the book

The Steiner playgroup setting supports both the child who is just starting out on her social life and the parent who is embarking on the journey of making a family life.

Ebba says, “This book outlines my own experience; what I have done, and the ingredients that have gone into my playgroups over the last twenty years, and my work with the young child and parents in preschools and kindergartens over forty years. During these years, I have put so much of myself – my thoughts, my conscious understanding of what’s good for children and their parents, and my enthusiasm for early childhood – that I want to share my experiences.”

Playgroup leaders will find gathered here the ingredients which they may cook up into a rich and full year. Parents as well will find stories, games and activities which can be incorporated at home to enrich the child’s daily life. Throughout the book are sprinkled “drops of wisdom” – suggestions specifically for parents which will be beneficial in the practical and spiritual roles of homemaking and parenting.