Dear Colleagues and Friends around the World!
To be born is an act full of courage. To start walking the way towards our future needs long, careful preparation. What does a child need to prepare for her life journey? How do we welcome a newborn baby? How do we come to know her? What are her needs? What does she bring? And most importantly, what does she need from us? How can we accompany her on her path into life? The baby is a powerful source of love. Before birth, she has been living surrounded by love, and love will be her way to encounter us and for us to encounter her. And our life will never be the same as before!
You may find inspiration in this newsletter for how to encounter the very young child and experience her gifts and needs. Time, care, movement, sleep, and parenting: these form the ground for a warm welcome and a healthy development of the child.
Also in this newsletter:
Colleagues from India and New Zealand introduce us to the special flavours and moods of their cultures. And don’t miss the new publications: Eurythmy in Kindergarten, by Sabine Deimann, and Sleep, based on quotations from Rudolf Steiner.
We are deeply grateful to the authors and artists for their contributions to this newsletter. We hope you will enjoy it, and please, share it with all your colleagues and parents!
Very warm greetings,
The IASWECE Birth to Three Working Group
Lourdes Tormes, SIlvia Jensen, Heather Van Zyl, Michal Reshef, Aurelia Udo de Haes and Joli Kiss