The bible of toymaking and play for the young child! Freya Jaffke, an experienced Waldorf kindergarten teacher, explores the nature of children’s play , how different toys are suitable for particular ages, and how to make them.
Included are instructions for making a wide variety of toys, from simple knotted dolls, animals, standing felt table puppets and cotton play cloths, to a wood dollhouse with furniture, a play store, wood boats and trains, various sewn and knitted dolls and animals and even more. Projects are sewn, knitted, knotted, built from wood, carved and using objects found in nature. The step-by-step instructions are clear, fully described, and illustrated. A resource that comes highly recommended. 2010 edition, 139 pages.