Waldorf Education

Waldorf is just one of the many educational styles that we have tried during our decades of homeschooling. We found several aspects of Waldorf education to really resonate with us, which we like to share with our readers.

Oral Storytelling with Props | From Blue Bells And Cockle Shells

Storytelling with props in Waldorf education is an unique teaching technique that is not found in any other style of education. Storytelling is a bit of a lost art in our modern-day culture. Sola, however, really responds to the stories that I tell more than she does to the books we read. She’ll often tell […]

Continue Reading

Winter Seasonable Table | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Our winter seasonal table/shelf is pretty simple right now. Sola insisted that we should not use any silks to decorate it for winter. In addition, between the holidays and the weather, we have not had a chance to go on any nature outings recently, so we have no pieces of nature added to the table. […]

Continue Reading

This week, we’ve been stuck at home as we’ve been still recovering from our colds. So I decided that with the ‘school year” starting next week, we’d use the time inside to set up our autumn nature/seasonal table (which is actually a shelf in our case). It feels a little weird setting it up right […]

Continue Reading

We use gnomes to represent each month and season of the year to help Sola better understand the flow of the year, even though she is too young to be learning the names of the months.  As with all of the seasonal gnomes I have made, I used a wood burning tool to burn a […]

Continue Reading

Up until last week, I had been cleaning our block crayons by rubbing them on blank newsprint. Based on people’s comments, I decided to give a few other things a try. I tried rubbing the crayons clean with oil, glycerin, and liquid dish soap (I use a fairly natural brand of soap, J.R. Watkins Lemon […]

Continue Reading