Spring is a beautiful time of year and offers equally beautiful festivals to celebrate with your children. In the video and podcast below, Melisa shares a bit of anthroposophical background on some of these festivals as well as tips for celebrating. Below you will also find links to items mentioned in the video/podcast and tips for creating natural egg-dying colors. As always, enjoy this time celebrating with your family!
To create the dying liquid: add color source (cabbage, onion skins, beets, or turmeric) and water to a small pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15-30 minutes. Strain the dye and add vinegar to the strained liquid.
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Waldorf education is full of beautiful, well-made supplies. Though specific supplies are not required to have a wonderful Waldorf homeschool; Melisa shares items that are most commonly used. The differences between Waldorf-style supplies and more mainstream supplies are also explained. Watch the video below to see the different supplies suggested by grade. You can also scroll down for an itemized list with links to the items mentioned in the video/podcast.
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00:09 potentials and a welcome to our Monday
00:11 video I hope you had a wonderful weekend
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Kindergarten is optional. I know; that is a very controversial statement. In an academic world that strives to teach reading in pre-school, Waldorf education allows children the room to develop unhindered by societal constructs. Below, Melisa shares the cornerstones of Waldorf Kindergarten at home: rhythm and inner work. She shares anecdotes and tips for parents who may be new to homeschooling, Waldorf Education, or both. Ultimately, the best advice for a Waldorf-inspired kindergarten is to have a good time and don't overthink things.
*She also provides a look into the Waldorf Essentials Kindergarten curriculum for families that would like more guidance/structure. (scroll down for more information)
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