‘Rainbow Bridge’ Foreign Translations

Simplified Chinese - Beijing

We have just received copies of new translations of Beyond the Rainbow Bridge: Nurturing your children from birth to seven— Simplified Chinese (a Beijing publisher) and in Complex Chinese (a Taiwan publisher). In 2012, there will be a Turkish edition.

The Beijing publisher has also invited Barbara Patterson to Beijing to lead some early childhood workshops. We hope she will be able to accept some day.  With more Waldorf schools and pre-schools being developed around the world, there is a need to translate and publish books which have proven successful elsewhere in educating parents and teachers about Waldorf Education.


Complex Chinese - Taiwan




The new Foreword by Susan Howard, Coordinator for the Waldorf Early Childhood Association (WECAN) says in part:

I am very pleased to write a foreword for the Chinese edition of Beyond the Rainbow Bridge… Barbara’s insights and experiences as a mother, grandmother and Waldorf kindergarten teacher have been greatly appreciated by parents, parent-child class teachers, home care providers, and kindergarten teachers in North America.  I am sure that they will also be well-received by parents and educators in China. 

Her pictures of the healthy development of the young child are universal. Her collections of Anglo-American songs and stories and verses may serve to inspire Chinese parents and educators to find similar treasures from their own rich cultural background.  And all parents today can be greatly helped to support their children’s development through this little book’s descriptions of the importance of  rhythm, warmth and support for free, creative play. 
A Japanese translation was produced in 2005, followed by a Korean translation in 2007. Copies of each of these books were donated to the Rudolf Steiner Library and the Rudolf Steiner College Library.

Korean —2007

Japanese —2004

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