The Rooted Childhood signature collection includes 12 months of inspiration for connecting with young children through seasonal craft projects, storytelling, seasonal songs, simple recipes, and so much more.
This product is a seasonal product and follows the northern hemisphere seasons.
Who is it for?
This product is designed for families with at least one child in the range of about 3-10 years old though the activities and projects can be enjoyed by babies all the way up to grandparents. Many families use Rooted Childhood as a supplement to their homeschool curriculum.
What's included in each month of Rooted Childhood?
Each month of Rooted Childhood includes:
- inspiration and guidelines on how to create opportunities for connection in your home
- instructions for 8 simple craft projects designed for children under 8
- 3 seasonal recipes
- an idea for a family gathering and celebration
- seasonal story to tell aloud
- songs and games
- picture book recommendations
You'll need a well stocked craft cabinet to get started with Rooted Childhood, but we encourage you to use what you have on hand and build up your supplies slowly.
Click here to view a our recommended general supply list here and a master supply list for all of the monthly projects.
About the recipes
The recipes included in Rooted Childhood collections are designed to be simple enough for children to participate in a meaningful way. The recipes typically do not include refined sugar and most are gluten free and dairy free. Many of the recipes are vegan or are able to be adapted to be vegan.
Rooted Childhood is a secular resource with an emphasis on celebrating nature. You are encouraged to use the monthly collections in a way that supports and honors your family values.
The elements included in Rooted Childhood are grounded in a variety of educational and early childhood methods with a strong emphasis on the Charlotte Mason and Waldorf philosophies.
Books that have influenced this program:
Home Education Vol. 1 by Charlotte Mason
For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
All Year Round by Ann Druitt
Seven Times the Sun by Shea Darian
Digital vs. Print Options
If you choose a digital PDF, you will be able to access your PDF download instantly. These are large digital files and must be downloaded and printed from a computer.
If you choose a printed option, you will have access to the PDF download AND you will get a physical printed product shipped to you.
There are two options for printing the full year of collections. You can choose to receive a full-color, "perfect-bound" printed book OR you can choose to receive full-color, magazine quality loose pages that are perfect for using in a morning menu or adding to a three-ring binder. We currently offer prints of the full year only, not individual seasons or months.
Shipping to U.S. addresses via media mail is FREE. We cannot ship to PO Boxes, APO, or FPO.
Have more questions?
Visit the detailed Frequently Asked Questions page or email Meghann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good content, shipping took a very long time. I would never again pay $150.00 for such. Again engaging for families-but could google activities for a certain month, to get ideas.
These resources are filled with inspiring ideas on handicrafts. For someone who have little experience working with unfamiliar materials , you have provided clear picture tutorials for beginners to learn. Thank you!
I'm s gratful for the work put into the book, to offer a glimpse of culture rooted in the seasons that is inspirational for children. I have a 17 month old and I just received a copy of the full year. We are slowly going through the January and already finding so much joy from its presence in our life!
These are beautifully done. I’m so excited to use these with my children. I’m an overwhelmed single mama of 3 (+1 adult child) who wanted to homeschool, but life had other plans and I had to give it up. Our family desperately needs unity and connection. I had a traumatic, neglected childhood and am still dealing with the aftermaths of abuse in the marriage and post-divorce. Naturally I want to give my kids much happier memories while helping them heal and settle. They’re very intense and very creative and the one thing we have is good stories. Though, I don’t know that I can do the whole “memorize a story and tell it from heart”, as my poor, overstimulated, and overworked brain cannot seem to hold onto new information right now, but I’ll try. I am so glad I sprung for the printed collection. So worth it to have it binded and ready to use without fussing with printing! My kids and I have already enjoyed the songs and poems. The crafts and recipes look both impressive and attainable.
I absolutely adore these monthly collections from Rooted Childhood. Growing up, I always looked forward to the changing months and seasons of the year. From the changes in the natural world outside to the celebrations we shared within our homes, each month brought about anticipation and new opportunity to celebrate everyday life. As a mom now, I'm always on the lookout for ways to instill that same appetite and excitement into my own children. The Rooted Childhood Monthly Collections are a perfect companion guide to help families connect, welcome and honor each new upcoming month. With songs, stories, and activities to do as a family, its the perfect way to slow down and spend time as a family celebrating all the beautiful, simple things in life.