Kim John Payne M. ED is a leading Steiner Waldorf and parent educator. He has served as the founding director of The Collaborative Counselling program at Antioch University. He served as the Co-Director of the Michael School of Bothmer Gymnastics/Spatial Dynamics, and has taught movement, games, sports and circus skills for over 20 years. His social inclusion approach for breaking down the patterns of bullying has been implemented in hundreds of schools. He consults with schools, runs training programmes around the world, appears on TV and in print, and is Co-Founder of Whole Child Sports. His books, Games Children Play, Waldorf Games Handbook for the Early Years, Simplicity Parenting, Soul of Discipline and Beyond Winning are bestsellers. A father of two, he lives with his family in Massachusetts.
Cory Waletzko has taught movement and games at the Upper Valley Waldorf School and in the wider Northeast region since 2005. She is a graduate of Spacial Dynamics (R) and Bothmer Gymnastics and has worked for the Center for Social Sustainability, bringing Social Inclusion to students and staff in both public and private schools. Cory is a certified Waldorf teacher and has a Master's in Education from Sunbridge College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. Before becoming a teacher, she was a professional dancer, actor, and musician. She is a co-producer of FEARless, a 'performers-potluck' initiative through which artists explore how fear affects our lives. She currently teaches Games and Movement, and Music at Northeast Woodland Chartered Public School in New Hampshire. She is interested in bridging social and cultural divides and how music, movement, and the creative process can help us do it. Play on!
What a delightful collection! The wide range of games are described so clearly that it's easy to fund something to play with a lucky child or group of children. And then you'll want to play something else, just because it so much fun to play and sing.
Rahima Baldwin Dancy, author, You are Your Childs First Teacher