Friday, April 3, 2009

Where's the Waldorf?

You may have noticed -- I definitely have -- that this blog has a lot more Montessori-like activities than Waldorf ones.

I've been trying to fix that. I've been searching for Waldorf homeschool blogs, but without luck. They've either stopped updating or are focused at the wrong age. I'm going to keep looking, and maybe start looking for books as well.

One thing I have realized, though, is that I'm not willing to pull the more mainstream parts of Nugget's day-to-day life, like her Little People and Winnie-the-Pooh books. I know I could go more Waldorf by replacing everything with a few simple, wooden toys. But what I really want to do is simply supplement her life with Waldorf and Montessori-inspired, not wipe it out.

To be sure, we've already made the decision to step outside the mainstream -- no TV, few branded characters, nearly all used toys. But I also feel that some carefully chosen, pre-owned, and battery-less plastic toys aren't going to hurt anything.

I think that some of this will resolve as Nugget gets older and her imagination grows, as well. Right now she's more manipulative than imaginative, so a set of simple wooden peg people means little to her.

But I do hope to start incorporating more Waldorf. I haven't forgotten about it!

1 comment:

  1. I just stumbled across your blog and wanted to let you know I love your activities!!


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