Foreword September Harvesting fruit and vegetables Where Do Fruit and Vegetables Come from? Biodynamic Farms and the Environment Natural Wholefoods in the Kindergarten Eating Together: A Good Influence Understanding How Things Are Connected: Training the Senses Recipes for Freshly-Harvested Fruit Drying Fruit for the Winter October Basket-making Plants Used for Basket-Making Making a Willow Basket or a Hanging Basket for Flowers Weaving Round or Oval Objects House-building Simple Houses and Huts Building: Putting down Roots Imaginative Structures: Large and Small Building as an Archetypal Experience Building a House Together: Developing Social Skills House-Building in the Third Grade A Dedication Ceremony November Caring for birds Food for Birds Working with beeswax Modelling with Beeswax Beeswax: A Precious Material Dipping Candles Making paper History and Production of Paper Making Paper with Children Painting and handicrafts without toxic chemicals Paste and Plaster Glue Finger-Painting Sand Pictures Nature Mobile Pan Pipes Castanets Pinwheel
Irmgard Kutsch, born 1952, trained as a vet before working with children with special needs. She established the Children's Nature and Garden Centre in Reichshof in 1994, where children and teachers can learn about nature and participate in workshops. Brigitte Walden, born 1953, worked as a teacher for fifteen years. She has been a carer at Haus Hohenfried in Germany, a centre for people with special needs, for nine years.
'The first a new series of wonderfully inspiring activity books, full of indoor and outdoor activities. We loved the photos which showed happy children in jumpers and wellies thoroughly enjoying the activities -- photos that really inspire you get outdoors, despite the colder weather. An invaluable book for those who feel childhood should be close to nature and in touch with the seasons. Definitely one of the best activity books I have read.' -- Hilardy Woolf with Isaac (age 5), Education Otherwise, October 2005 'This wonderful book illustrates and describes nature activities for autumn.' -- Kindling: Early Childhood Care and Education, Autumn 2005