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Amy Thompson
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Meet the Fun-Loving Team Behind TicToys!

I exchanged emails with Matthias and asked him for a "behind-the-scenes" glimpse into what makes TicToys tick! ...what he would order, if we went out to lunch, and what we might talk about?

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Play Script for May Day!

Play Script for May Day!

Children adore simple stories told with figures, play silks and gentle voices. Cedarwood Waldorf School has graciously shared this script for a sweet, May Day story written by teacher Dylan Wilde.  For the puppets, you could make your own with paper mache, or use an assortment of our wooden figures. Playsilks and hand drawn scenes make beautiful scenery!  You can find a printable, color-coded version of the play HERE.    MAY DAY PUPPET PLAY  The NARRATOR’s lines are in blue, LADY SPRING’s lines are in green, and SPARROW’s lines are in red (printable version). Stage directions are in italics (do...

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How to Celebrate May Day

How to Celebrate May Day

As the earth burst with new life again, we often feel the urge to celebrate that seasonal shift; May Day is the perfect opportunity! A May Pole is the traditional activity, but Carrie from The Parenting Passageway has several, simple ideas (below), perfect for celebrating with little ones. (Although, the May Pole is SO fun, you might just want to give it a try!) Wasatch Waldorf shares some beautiful thoughts about the significance of traditions in general, and May Day in particular. "The sense of the sacred has to do with the recognition (or maybe it’s hope) that time doesn’t...

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Daffodil Tart Recipe from Sparkle Stories!

Daffodil Tart Recipe from Sparkle Stories!

With spring in the air, we thought it would be the perfect time to share this delightful, lemon tart recipe from Sparkle Stories! If you're feeling ready for some of the sunshine a bouquet of daffodils can bring, bake up a batch of these “daffodil” lemon tarts. Even if it's still winter where you live, the bright, tangy lemon curd will have you dreaming of spring in no time. And speaking of lemon curd, while you can certainly use store-bought for this recipe, it really is worth it to make your own. It's so delicious, and, I promise, it isn't...

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