You may have noticed that we don't think a good Waldorf education will fit in a standard sized box.
More importantly, it will not necessarily resemble what our Waldorf friends and neighbors are doing either. We HIGHLY recommend asking yourself a couple of questions before you make any decisions related to your children. Consider:
- “Is this toy (or school supply or activity, etc) helping to nurture a spiritual depth and creative thinking within my child?
- Do we currently own something that can be used to the same end?
- Could we make/do something similar ourselves?”
What is most important?
Brian and I have spent the past couple of years distilling our decades of experiences in classrooms down to the most essential components.
We’ve been looking at what is really important. For example, our online course, Waldorf Art for Beginners, is one product of this distillation process.
While planning it, we asked ourselves:
- What art tools and supplies does a family just getting started with Waldorf education really need?
- What’s worth spending money on, and what’s not so important?
- What are the most basic skills they’ll need to move forward with chalk-drawing, watercolor painting, and using block crayons?
The results of taking the time to reflect on these questions is a course that is JAM-PACKED with value, and yet is still simple. Filled with ease.
Take a minute to reflect on what is most important for your family. What do you really need?
Claim your quiet.
What would more simplicity look like? Find the ease.
What does a balanced weekly rhythm look like for YOUR family? Are you doing more than feels good because you feel like you need too to look like other Waldorf-inspired families?
Let's cheer each other on as we move towards creating more simplicity in our days, our weeks!
It's so worth it.
Robyn (& Brian) Wolfe