About the Book
The story about The Little Red Hen has been used to teach children lessons about work ethics and personal initiative for over 200 years. In this incarnation, this originally Russian folk tale has been adapted for Waldorf children in the 1st grade in a lighthearted and readily accessible manner. The size of the cast can easily be adapted to fit any number from 10 to 40, depending on class size. It is a play that will be enjoyed by children, parents, and teachers alike.
Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Arne Kaiser soon moved to Norway. It was from his 10th year, after moving to the city of Bergen, that he attended a Waldorf school, in what he describes as an excellent experience. Eighteen years old he moved back to the Netherlands, where he met his future wife. After several career paths, he earned his B.A. in Waldorf Education. He taught at the Geert Groote School in Amsterdam, a Waldorf school, for a number of years, until he and his wife -also a Waldorf teacher- moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, in 2002, where they taught at Pine Forest School, a Waldorf-inspired charter school. For most of these years he was happily teaching the older elementary school students, until a need in the school in 2010 had him take a 1st grade. In 2015 they moved to Maui, Hawai'i, to teach at the Haleakala Waldorf School. It has been a joyous journey, that has expanded him personally and professionally. After 20+ years teaching, he still loves his profession!