The winter holidays are quickly approaching. Thankfully, the NaturalKids Team has holiday gift-giving covered! Browse through our 2013 Holiday Guide (PDF) for a sampling of what our shops have to offer.
My children make these advent gardens every year at the Advent Fair we go to at the local Steiner school. This year they had, among other thing, clay hedgehogs, bendy dolls, golden pine cones and toadstools! My daughters made angels out of some white sheep’s wool once we got home, and stuck them in the […]
I love the books by Candle Books. The stories are always written just right, and the illustrations are beautiful. This Christmas story is not an exception. We needed to graduate from the toddler board books we had and find a nice paperback about Christmas, and this one is just perfect. I love how it shows […]
Our nativity scene I made last year!
Part of our preparation up to Christmas is to read a daily story from the lovely book ‘The Light in the Lantern’ from Georg Dreissig. Dreissig’s short stories (up to two pages) form an Advent calendar in itself and they commemorate Joseph and Mary’s trip to Bethlehem. The 28 stories have been divided into four […]
A new thing we have is a little collection of holiday books. They are to be saved until the first day of snow, when I take them out and read one of them. How the kids are thrilled when we take them out of the box! Our main solstice tradition is to have a great […]
I was looking to buy a doll bed for our daughter this Christmas. All of her friends have doll beds from the this large well-known doll company. I decided to support a small home based business like my own shop, instead of going with the imported bed, made in a foreign country. I was not disappointed when I […]
Last year I made an advent calendar with 25 little pockets on it. I made it out of fabric and tried to make it so it will last forever and ever! I have 25 little slips of paper with an activity written on each one. My daughters are so excited each morning to take the […]
There are many ways of making the Advent season meaningful. In our society where the holiday season for children often means a big case of the “gimmies”, how can we celebrate in a way that brings meaning to the season? Or rather uncovers the meaning already present. In the coming weeks we will be writing […]
Afoot our Yule tree stand different characters from your usual nativity scene. Ours represent the rebirth of the Sun God, who’s noted absence brought us self-reflections and slowed schedule. We are thankful for It’s return. We appreciate the lessons that if you want light, there must be darkness. And as we know for sure the […]