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Amy Thompson
Your Simple, Summer Rhythm

Your Simple, Summer Rhythm

Looking for a way to create some peace and calm in your summer routine? Jean, from The Art of Homeschooling, shares a few simple ideas! As a parent, the first few weeks of summer always feel a bit wild and crazy to me! Perhaps for you, too. So what do we do? We all want something that feels a little different than the rest of the year. But vast, wide open days can lead to whining and irritability, and even a sense of endless dread. The answer? A simple summer rhythm. What exactly is rhythm anyway? At its most basic, rhythm is...

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Amy Thompson
Create a Cozy Play Space

Create a Cozy Play Space

Every playroom, and home, needs cozy spaces where children can step away from the hubbub, noise and stimulation of everyday life and unwind, let their mind wander, or just snuggle and relax with a favorite book. Here are a few simple ideas to create an inviting space: 1. Location, location, location! Choose a spot that's out of the way, a corner that is perhaps, still within sight, but on the periphery of most of the comings and goings of the home. Sometimes children like to step away, but still feel a part of things. So, choose your location wisely. 2....

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Waldorf Rocker Board

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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