Wynstones Summer: Poems, Songs and Stories - Alder & Alouette

☀️ Summer: A Collection of Poems, Songs and Stories for Young Children | Early Childhood Educational Resource Book

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☀️One of Wynstones’ six books compiled for parents, homeschoolers and professional educators to use working with young children, Summer contains a variety of poems, songs, plays and stories for festivals and the season of summer.

First published more than twenty years ago, these Wynstone books are in their third edition, now re-edited and with much new material added. In addition, the music has been comprehensively edited, with most songs now in the scale of D-pentatonic, which is particularly suited to pentatonic lyres and may be played on any traditional seven-note or twelve-note instrument. Each volume includes an enlightening introduction by Jennifer Aulie on music in the "mood of the fifth."

The covers are all illustrated in watercolors by David Newbatt, with the four seasonal titles each depicting a different worker. 

Summer contains at least 59 poems, 27 songs, 13 beloved tales and music, with all being about the elements of the Summer Season from the British, Irish, Scottish and Welsh. 

This lovely compilation includes emphasis on

  • Sunny days and summer rain
  • Summer gardens along with the birds, bees and ants
  • Farm life and King Sun
  • The summer celebrations of Whitsun and Midsummer’s, also known as Saint John’s Day 



  • Summer
  • Compiled by Jennifer Aulie and Margret Meyerkort.
  • Published by Wynstones Press, Stourbridge, England; September 1, 1999.
  • Ages 5 to 8 years
  • 0.3" H x 8.3" L x 5.8" W (0.45 lbs) 112 pages
  • Softcover
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Cultures