July 2012

Colors of the Day

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 Steiner talked about rhythm of our days and weeks as being important for growth and developement. He also beilieved that color corresponds with our "feeling" life.

A lovely way to have  rhythm in our lives is to observe and perhaps implement a "color of the day" as is done in Waldorf early childhood settings.

The days go like this:

Monday is purple.

Tuesday is red.

String Games~DIY

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We love doing string figures!  Strings are easy to carry around in a pocket or a purse. They impress and often engage grandparents and friends who remember doing them in their childhoods. Doing activities like string figures and origami has been shown to grow neural pathways in the brain.

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Fewer Toys=More Engaged Play

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"If the child is protected from a lot of hustle and bustle, her natural impulse to be content with less can grow as a habit pattern for life."~Nancy Blanning. On Little Children and Simplicity.