Make Your Own Rainbow Dollhouse or Tipi

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A little dollhouse or tipi is a wonderful gift! This one is easy to make yourself and can be taken down to store when not in use.

We use ours on our nature table and change the silks to go with the seasons.

You will need:

Gratitude

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Josh (string game and cotton cloth maker), Sarah (multi-tasker, designer), Morgan (product tester), Noah (scholar), Mike (operations manager), Talulah (puppy)

This has been a summer of change for us, and bittersweet.

Our son Noah has gone to college in Walla Walla, WA. And do we ever miss him. Before he left we all wrapped up in a giant starry night scape for a rare family photo.

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.

Shopping with Integrity

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"By choosing what we spend our money on we actually effect what gets made."

~ my son Noah, recent Waldorf graduate, who took an economics class this semester.

It is true that one way to make our lives more meaningful is to shop with integrity. We can feel good about the things we buy and who we buy them from by making careful and thoughtful choices about the items and foods we bring into our homes.

The Glow

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Seri's secret Li-li tale

Mulberry Fairy

Meet Seri—a little silk moth who lives in a Mulberry tree in China. Seri’s friend Shi-shi is the Mulberry fairy. They love to play with silk threads and bits of silk cloth.  

Seri likes to whisper silk tales to Shi-shi when they’re wrapped up in lovely silks, nestled deep in the branches of the Mulberry tree. 

DIY Fairy Mobile

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Imagine looking up and seeing a sky full of fairies hovering above you. These are the things that spark a child's imagination. It's so easy to make your very own fairy mobile. This project is great to do with children ages 4-10 or for a friend who's expecting. What a great baby shower gift it would make!

Here's what you need:

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