As life changes

April 18, 2008 at 12:33 am 3 comments

My obsession with all things Steiner is causing a few rolled eyes here at Domestically Blissed. Hubby laughed out loud when I read him this excerpt from “Waldorf Education”

‘As mothers develop an understanding of and appreciation for the Waldorf School they being to bring home life in closer harmony with life in the school. The toys start to change. Plastic is out and natural materials are in. Suddenly there are woven baskets in the home filled with pine cones, nuts and stones. The child’s clothing also changes. “Loose” “layered, and “warm” are the watchwords as the child beings to wear more clothing tan ever before. Hats appear for young children thought-out the year and woolen undershirts as well. 

Building a Bridge to Waldorf Fathers – Jack Petrash.

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  • 1. renaissancemama  |  April 18, 2008 at 2:04 am

    The first thing that ever attracted me to Waldorf education was the nice wooden toys 😉 What started as an aesthetic preference of mine turned into a study of the whole philosophy that I just love and find so much wisdom in.

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  • 2. henitsirk  |  April 18, 2008 at 2:41 am

    There is definitely a Steiner/Waldorf “style” isn’t there? Sometimes I don’t like it–it feels too cliquish, too different from the mainstream in an isolating way

    But then I remember that I believe in it all, that I really do think that children need to be wearing hats and playing outside and avoiding plastic toys and not watching TV.

    And it’s hard to explain to people! I remember when my mom came to visit us for the first time after my son was born, she asked me “What’s with all the Jesus?” (meaning the Sistine Madonna on the wall–she’s Jewish and we’ve never been overtly Christian before). I mumbled something about archetypal mothers.

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  • 3. domesticallyblissed  |  April 18, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Its a funny thing isn’t it – the surface stuff of Steiner/Waldorf is so gorgeous that before you know it ‘etheric’ becomes an everyday word – and the thought of doing things any other way seems awful – but then you realise that you are heading at a right angle from the mainstream!

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