Waldorf Toys ~ Shop Local

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 I love to visit towns and browse in the shops, don't you?  This holiday season I plan to buy locally as much as possible. The experience of seeing and touching items is important to me. It is also nice to get out into the world and visit with a shop keeper and possibly meet up with some friends. Small shops need our support. They provide a valuable opportunity for us, to see their carefully chosen collections. To help support them, it makes sense to spend locally!

Nature Tables and Seasonal Playsilks

DIY

A nature table or seasonal table can a beautiful addition to your home.  Keep it simple and interactive.  The important aspect is that the child is able to connect with the objects and the scene depicted on the table.  Generally, the scene should be related to the current season or an upcoming festival or holiday.  The nature table is often the focal point of a Waldorf kindergarten classroom with the scene on the table directly related to the week's activities. 

How to set up a nature table in your home:

1. Find a simple table, shelf or piano top

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Silk Scapes

Play

Things to do with your silk scape:

  Rainbow!

Hang one up!  Three dowels suspended with ribbons make a nice drape for an outdoor fort or over a child's bed.

We sell the dowel set now here.

Perform some puppet shows!

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Outdoor Play and Travel Toys

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For summer travel, beach trips, and even restaurant visits it is nice to take along a toy or two that pack small and can be used in many creative ways.

Some of our lightweight  favorites to pack and play with in hotels, friends houses and public places are:

Playsilks at the beach

Chinese New Year Animal Zodiac Story

Wonderful China

Long ago, in China, the Jade Emperor decided there should be a way of measuring time. On his birthday he told the animals that there was to be a swimming race. The first twelve animals across the fast flowing river would be the winners and they would each have a year of the zodiac named after them.

All the animals lined up along the river bank. The rat and the cat, who were good friends, were worried because they were poor swimmers. Being clever they asked the strong ox if he would carry them across the river.

Make Your Own Sachet Gifts

DIY

Each year we make gifts to give to special friends, grandparents, and teachers. One of the easy and fun ones is making sachets.

 

Here is what you need:

Keeping the Joy in Work and Play

Play

Many of us, as adults, have a strong feeling of separation between our work and play. Work may be thought of as a more dreaded must-do activity; play something we do on our weekends and free time.  By incorporating the essense of creative play into our work we are happier and more productive people. Putting more of ourselves into each task we do is more fullfilling and soul affirming. Which brings more joy into our lives.

Simple Halloween Costume Ideas

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Whether it's a cape, skirt, belt or tunic making your own costume is easy with playsilks. Follow your child's lead, use what you have on hand, and have fun!

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