Category Archives: Nature in Education

Waldorf in the News: Natural Light & Outdoor Play Reduces Short-Sightedness in Children

Waldorf Principle Explored: Bringing the Classroom Outdoors & The Outdoors Inside Having students spend significant amounts of time outdoors is integral to Waldorf education. No matter what the weather is or the student’s age, students are dressed appropriately and have daily time to play and explore outdoors. Even when students are indoors, classrooms...
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Exercising Early in Life is Rewarded

Waldorf Principle Explored: Nature Walks & Outdoor Play Playing outdoors and taking daily nature walks are an important part of Waldorf education. They are not considered “just recess” or “gym class” but are considered an integral part of the entire educational process. Classes from ages preschool through high school take daily nature walks and are...
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Access to Nature Improves Quality of Learning

Waldorf Principle Explored: Nature in Education Incorporating nature walks, natural materials and natural features into the Waldorf classroom are important aspects of the Waldorf inspired learning environment. The article below talks about how this environment is not only beneficial for the students now, but can also help them grow to be healthier...
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Could a Dose of Nature be Just What the Doctor Ordered?

Waldorf Principles Explored: Nature in Education Waldorf education teaches the importance of nature in education. From nature walks to using natural materials in the classroom, Waldorf education provides numerous opportunities for children to be closer to nature. This article discusses the importance of this early and ongoing exposure to nature… Science Daily Numerous studies...
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