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Inspired by Famke Zonneveld’s “Waldorf Alphabet Book” these lively illustrations suggest that the shapes of letters come alive as ‘characters’, ‘gestures’, and ‘ideas’, bridging “from the picture consciousness of childhood to geometric symbols conveying various sounds” (Ward, in the Afterword of Waldorf Alphabet Book, 2005).
Not only does this method help us to connect our children’s learning to the pictorial world of symbols around them, it can also serve as a link between more character-based languages that use pictograms, hieroglyphs, and ideograms; a useful introduction to the world’s languages.
Also in full force in this workbook is the Waldorf emphasis on artistry, creativity, kinesthetic movement (can you make your body look like these letters?) and practical skill. We also love the engagement of the search; you can use multimodal means to show where you found your letters; draw, paint, photographic cut and paste, written and storied descriptions, tracing, rubbing… the sky is the limit!
Where did YOU find YOUR alphabet?!?!