Why what and how do we teach the Kindergarten child!
Exploring how the children learn in the Waldorf kindergarten
Children who live in an atmosphere of love and warmth, and who have around them truly good examples to imitate, are living in their proper element. – Rudolf Steiner
Rudolf Steiner mentions that as educators, many of us lean in the direction of striving for head knowledge rather than struggling for the insights that can come from observation. The teacher must be able to see that the child has taken on tasks that the teacher is to assist with here in the physical world.
The early years of childhood provide the foundation for a healthy life. Everything is important: the warmth of adults, the tone of voice, and the aesthetics of the environment, to name a few aspects. This is the age when seeds are planted for a lifetime of adventure through learning. How this is brought to the child is crucial.
Is there a Waldorf early childhood curriculum?
What are the necessary ingredients in a Waldorf setting?
What makes Waldorf early childhood education Waldorf?
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour
Topics covered in the explorations
Integration- academics and arts
Nourishing the senses
Rhythm and Movement
Role of Crafts
Purpose of play
Games children play
Healthy Physical development
Meditations for parents
Duration of the explorations- 14 Days
Each class is divided into two sessions of 45minutes each
Daily assignments to support the learning
Steiner text reading relevant to the early childhood age
12 Lesson blocks- Themes, songs, crafts and stories
Resources shared during the training- verses, rhymes, stories, activities and games.
These resources are sufficient to guide you through the year.
Energy Exchange on a sliding scale: Rs.18000-27000