Ep. 141 - Must Have Supplies

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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00:04     morning morning good morning

00:07     I'm Melissa Neilson with water

00:09     potentials and a welcome to our Monday

00:11     video I hope you had a wonderful weekend

00:17     we had a nice gradient we had our first

00:22     big schooling class which was a lot of

00:24     fun and we have some amazing feedback

00:27     and we're gonna do it again...

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Ep. 140 - Creating A Waldorf Inspired Kindergarten At Home


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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In this video we cover:

  • In Waldorf education, Kindergarten is optional
  • Waldorf Kindergarten does not follow a heavy curriculum
  • Kindergarten is all about rhythm
  • During these early years parents should be focused on inner work and rhythm
  • Early...
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