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.

The Choroi pentatonic flute is a wonderful first instrument for children. Not only does it produce a beautiful and clear sound, the fingering on the Choroi pentatonic flute is simple enough for a first grader to play. The best resource that I have found for teaching yourself to play the pentatonic flute is the  Waldorf Teachers’ […]

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I’ve completely finished making our monthly gnomes and am now moving on to new projects! For our spring gnomes, I used a pattern from Making Peg Dolls, by Margaret Bloom. Here is what the hat looks like from the back and above. If you have read this post this far, why not subscribe so that […]

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I’m finishing up the monthly gnomes that Dora asked me to make. As I mentioned previously, I opted to design different head attire for the gnomes, based on each season. Here are our winter gnomes for December, January, and February. I made knitted hats for these little guys, using this pattern from Anna Branford. It […]

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I’m sad to report that, though I did finish many of the valentines that I was working on, I had a “flare” (I’m thinking that I did too much at the zoo last week) this weekend and slept away most of my sewing time. So, at the last minute, I took Dora to Target, where […]

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Modeling wax is a popular material in Waldorf schools. I have tried several times over the years to work with the material and have never been successful before. I’ve tried following a variety of helps and hints, such as floating the wax in warm water, to soften the wax, all to no avail. So, it […]

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