Sunday, January 30, 2011

February Enrichment Guide - Crafts, Music, Stories, Recipes, and More!

Check out Little Acorn Learning's Feb. Enrichment Guide! Valentine's, St. Brigid's Day, Candlemas. It's full of music, recipes, crafts, stories and more. What a wonderful resource for homeschoolers, Waldorf schoolers and parents wanting ideas for projects to do at home with children.

Our articles on aromatherapy, gardening and crafts appear in this issue.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Deep Peace....

This is one of our favorite songs/verses, especially during the more quiet time of Winter.  Say or sing it to your loved ones before bed or while giving a massage.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Gentle Discipline Free Teleseminar - The Waldorf Connection

Our good friend Donna Ashton from the Waldorf Connection is offering her Award-Winning program to teach you the “Essential Elements of Early Childhood.” And she is getting everyone started for free in her class, “Stop Discipline Struggles! 3 Dynamic Tools for an Effective, Happier Household" with Carrie Dentler of the Parenting Passageway, Thursday January 27 at 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern.

To reserve your seat:
Here's what you're going to learn on this ground-breaking and somewhat controversial call: 

*How to approach difficult situations in a gentle and effective way so you can nurture an environment of respect and empathy in your home.
*How to create a family culture that supports discipline.
*How movement can be used as a tool for discipline of the small child.
*How to use your words effectively so you aren't repeating things over and over
*Gain practical tools to use immediately
*And much more...

Here's that link again to reserve your spot in this complimentary class:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Kerelaion -- a new eBook and art technique

We are very excited to introduce an artistic medium that includes a combination of wax, oil and aromatherapy.  Create beautiful, ethereal artwork using the Kerelaion technique!


Our eBook includes a list of supplies, directions on the technique, when and how to use this with children and as a therapeutic technique, a verse, and beautiful color pictures. "Kerelaion" means wax-oil in Ancient Greek.

Wonderful to experience by yourself, for homeschooling, or with groups of children and adults.

The eBook will be emailed to you as a PDF file within a day upon receipt of order and payment.  Available through our blog, website and Etsy shop.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Three Kings - Epiphany eBook

Introducing the Three Kings Day & The Epiphany Theme Book!

With Contributions by:

~ Eileen Straiton, Little Acorn Learning
~ Jodie Mesler, Home Music Making
~ Jennifer Tan, Syrendell
~ Valarie Budyar, Jump Into A Book

*Create Stunning Three Kings Finger Puppets
*Make Beautiful 'Stars of Wonder' to hang in your Home or School
*Enjoy Two MP3 Three Kings Day Songs Written JUST for Little Acorn. Learning Along with Song Sheets and Pentatonic Song Music to Use with the Penny Whistle or Flute in Your Winter Lesson Plans
*Enjoy Verses and Fingerplays in the Waldorf Tradition
*Make Three Kings Bundles and Three Kings Crunch!
*Learn More About the Meaning Behind this Sacred Festival
*Meditate on Verses from Rudolf Steiner and Others for This Season
*Read SIX Soul Warming Stories to Your Children Bringing the Spirit of The Epiphany into Your Home All Week
*Learn How to Bless Your Home on this Day
*Find Out What Colors to Use in Celebration of The Epiphany on Your Nature Table
*Create an Epiphany Bonfire!
*Teach Your Child About the Very First Christmas
*Bake Twelfth Night Cake
*Enjoy Additional Book Recommendations from Little Acorn Learning to Bring into Your Three Kings Theme

And Much More!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Workshops!

New workshops are scheduled for 2011!  Come and join Syrendell to learn more about handwork, art and aromatherapy.  Workshops are held in Davis, California unless otherwise noted.  Davis is about 20 minutes from Sacramento and 1.5 hrs. from San Francisco.  We also travel and teach!  Email us to schedule a workshop near you.

To see the upcoming schedule and register:

February 6
Felting 10-12
Spinning 1-3

March 6
Beginning Crochet 10-12
Tunisian Crochet 1-3

April 3
Beginning Knitting 10-12
Wet-On-Wet Watercoloring 1-3