Oh So Lovely!

Oh So Lovely!

I have found the most amazing needle felted artist, Daria, on Etsy.   I ordered Mother Earth for my nature table.  It is more beautiful than it is in these photos.  Her talent is extraordinary!  If you are looking for nature table dolls – I recommend checking...
Saturday Senses – The Sense of Life

Saturday Senses – The Sense of Life

Welcome to the first installment of a twelve week series on Rudolf Steiner's model of the twelve senses.  Interestingly, the skills children need to succeed in school are formed by the four lower senses – the sense of life, the sense of touch, the sense of...
Good Teaching Scents!

Good Teaching Scents!

According the Rudolph Steiner, the sense of smell has a direct impact on memory and thus is a great ally in the educational process.  However, he does warn to not over do it.  I think it is important to find subtle smells and use sparingly.  Remember that an adult's...
Hand “work”

Hand “work”

When a child exercises muscles in the hand,  she/he is actually forming the brain. Handwork, in the traditional sense, are activities such as sewing, darning, mending, embroidery, weaving and knitting.   One of my Waldorf mentors told me that handwork is deeply...