Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Waldorf Philosophy at Home

By Jay Jay
The first time I walked into a Waldorf preschool classroom, I wanted to cry. Truly, when you step into one of the classes, you can see what a nuturing, warm environment it would be for your child. I wish that I had had that experience in my youth at schools! Please take a minute to read this blog interview with Sarah Baldwin at Bella Luna Toys. She very eloquently gives the reader a great overview of Waldorf early education as well as some excellent ideas for incorporating some of the best of these philosophies into your every day life. Even if your child doesn't attend a Waldorf school, we can all benefit from some of the thoughtful advice she has. Please check out the blog right here.


Sarah said...

I had a similar experience the first time I walked into a Waldorf early childhood classroom, Jay Jay. I went to visit the Pasadena Waldorf School, presumably for a kindergarten interview for my son. I had a profound experience stepping into the room with its beautifully painted walls, gorgeous wood toys, silk curtains and the smell of bread backing. "THIS," I thought, "is the right environment for children!" At the time, I had also been thinking about going back to school to become a teacher. It was there and then that I knew what and where I wanted to teach. I ended up enrolling in Waldorf teacher training before my son even made it to kindergarten. A life changing visit, to be sure!

Sarah Baldwin, MSEd
Owner, Bella Luna Toys

softearthart said...

Hi from New Zealand, It was the same for me 25 years ago when I walked into a Steiner Kindergarten, I had come home. Love and light Marie