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Waldorf Basics: Rhythm
As a new teacher or parent to the Waldorf method of education you need to be familiar with the rhythms and stages of Waldorf education: You need to know what the needs of the child are at each age and so they know where they are “at” and where they are “going”. This one thing was the most helpful to me in my own journey.
As a teacher you also need to know what rhythm is, different kinds of rhythm, how to create it, and how to adapt it to their family and child instead of “following a schedule”: There are some articles to help with that process in the documents below.Waldorf 101: Version 2.2 Waldorf Basics & Reference Book: Version 2.2
Download this Northern Hemisphere calendar below for a fun 2019-2020 class project…
Or Download this Southern Hemisphere calendar below for a 2019-2020 class project…
My Waldorf Year for the Northern Hemisphere 2019-2020 My Waldorf Year for the Southern Hemisphere 2019-2020 My Islamic Waldorf Year 2018-2019 Celebrating the Festivals and Seasons in Early Childhood The Rhythm of Learning The Three Day Rhythm
More FoundationsReading, Writing, and Grammar in the Waldorf Classroom Reading, Writing, and Grammar in the Waldorf Classroom How to Teach Form Drawing: Guide Making Bread in the Waldorf Classroom Circle Time in the Waldorf Classroom Waldorf Basic Verses
Waldorf Early Childhood Philosophies
Children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years need…
1.To follow the rhythm of the parent and model their behavior…Parent and Teacher Modeling
2.To enjoy free play with natural toys and in a natural environment…The Importance of Free Play
3.To start learning some basics through modeling, “helping”, touching and trying (full participation does not always happen with the little ones) through stories, verses, watercoloring, simple crafts, helping a parent with crafts, exploring yarn and other natural materials, baking and doing other home-focused activities. (This is provided in the curriculum). YOU will choose how to use it based on the needs of your child. You choose the verses you will sing for the month from the selection you are given and you start the day with those. You choose which stories you want to use and you will tell them (NOT read the entire story) and you will tell them like you see in the videos but you will also personalize them and adapt them -make them shorter or longer. You can learn about how to tell and adapt the stories here…Adapting Stories