#61 Simon Spider

Simon Spider lives with his mother and father at the bottom of a giant ash tree the home of Periwinkle fairy. Simon is waiting for the day when he will be able to spin beautiful, useful things like his mother and father can. The one day he helps an elf.

We recommend this story for ages 2.5 – 7


About the Author: Mary Natale

Mary has been a teacher of young children for many years. She studied at the Institute of Child Study in Toronto, and upon graduating with her Ontario Teacher’s Certificate and Diploma in Child Studies, she began working in a private setting, telling stories and engaging children in artistic activities. After teaching Kindergarten at the Toronto Catholic District School Board for ten years, to her delight, she discovered Waldorf education and has been working at the Toronto Waldorf School for the past sixteen years as an Assistant in the Nursery and Kindergarten programs.  “It was not until I began assisting in the Waldorf Early Childhood programs, where my soul was fed each day, that I began to write children’s stories.” Mary lives in Toronto with her husband, two sons and two spoiled dogs – Joey and Charlie.