Category Archives: Parenting Books


Moving Sale

Moving Sale A5


Moving with the winds

As many of you will know The Honeyclock has been for sale since February.  Our buyer doesn’t seem to have found their way to us just yet however we are still hopeful they are on their way.  In the mean time we have discovered we will need to vacate our current premises and so our last trading day in our current light filled shop will be Saturday 14 June, that’s about 6 weeks away.
If you are not on our mailing list or our ‘friend’ on Facebook, or following our ‘blog’ and you want to stay up to date with where we move to please send us your email address and we can add you to our ‘moving notification’ list and keep you fully informed and up to date with our movements.
In the meantime make sure you come in and see us and stock up on all your favourite goodies while stocks last

MvZ; Play the Violin

Marjan van Zeyl ‘Play the Violin’


The Bringer of News

First Spring GreetingFebruary NEWSLETTER , out now, there’s sure to be something to inspire

If you are having trouble finding it, click the word ‘newsletter’ above.

Holiday Nourishment

With school holidays finally here, families are relaxing or getting ready for a trip away and those still working appreciate the lighter traffic and general ‘quietness’ that comes with holidays.  Autumn brings a breathing out for all of us and we look towards those activities we’ve been wanting to learn or do but haven’t had the time.   Finally we get the chance to find a great book to read or a new jigsaw for the table for everyone to help with, time for games and laughter, for creating with crafts of all sorts, drawing and painting, days full of imaginative play or time to gently enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our shop with a cuppa and handmade organic delights.

Highly recommended for parents

We really want you to know about two extremely helpful books to guide you on the joyous but tricky path of parenting: Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne and Steve Biddulph’s Raising Girls.

Simplicity ParentingIn a world growing ever more complex, the key message of Simplicity Parenting is that simplicity is what children need most.  It is a wonderful book that I truly want every parent in the world to read!  In essence, it’s about putting a protective boundary around childhood in order that children can grow up unencumbered by the weight of the adult world.  It describes how to ease the pressures on children brought by too much ‘stuff’, too many choices, over-scheduling, and too much adult information.  It is filled with illuminating and amusing anecdotes from the author’s professional and personal experience, written in a warm and friendly, no-nonsense style.  I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Raising GirlsNew to the bookshelves is the latest contribution from Steve Biddulph, author of The Secrets of Happy Children and Raising Boys.  This time, his attention has turned to girls – and the world that is forcing them to grow up too fast.  Immensely readable, Steve Biddulph’s Raising Girls outlines the five stages of girlhood from birth to adulthood and offers warm, practical advice for all the big issues facing girls today.  If you have a daughter, this is an important book for you.

Star Weavings – spring/summer 2012

Star Weavings grew out of a need to strengthen communication between those working with child under seven, both in Rudolf Steiner Schools and in the wider community.

The weaving image was chosen to represent strength through a common foundation of Rudolf Steiners’s Indications (the warp), and enrichment and enlivening through individuals sharing of their work (the weft).

This Spring/Summer 2012 issue (no.48) contains the following articles;

  • ‘Working with accelerated and delayed development in early childhood education’
  • ‘Our Children; guides on a path towards becoming truly human’
  • ‘The Essentials of Waldorf Education for 0-3 yr olds – a round table discussion’
  • ‘Mary Willow – working with the Will of the Young Child’
  • ‘The importance of caring for/educating the child from birth to three’
  • ‘Playful Movement Imaginations to integrate the lower senses’

There are also songs, a few recipes and craft as well as stories and regional reports from throughout Australia.  Available in store while stocks last, with some back issues still available.