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So You Can’t Afford a Waldorf School…

 (photos from my Kindergarten classroom where I used to teach at my local Waldorf school) But what can you do?  ~ You can create a healthy rhythm to each day your children live within your home. ~ You can keep the television and radio off while you are living, loving and creating together. ~ You …

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The Feast of Saint Francis

The Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi is today, October 4th.   Photo by Cindy Wallach with Permission Legends of St. Francis describe him as a gentle and generous man who loved and protected animals. He was said to be able to connect religion with nature and find the Divine in all living things. …

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The First Light of Advent…Remaining Hopeful

 The first light of Advent, It is the light of Stones, Stones that live in crystals, Seashells and our bones.  In Waldorf Education the first light of Advent represents stones. A pretty way to recognize this at home is to decorate your advent wreath with small gems, pebbles, shells, crystals or even a photo or …

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How Childcare Changes the World…

I’ve been really enjoying my time running my little Waldorf Friends Class. I have been trying to organize the childcare space and make it welcoming and inviting for the children. I love being able to offer them a gentle place to play and grow, free from electronics, tv and video games.  I have some very …

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Nursery Days at Little Acorn Learning

I haven’t posted in a long time. The last few months have been very busy and have come with extra work, some personal challenges and I’ve needed to focus on home and myself. It’s my favorite season of the year and I haven’t had a good chance to slow down and really appreciate the beginning …

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Brand New August Book from Little Acorn Learning!

We’ve been working hard to complete our series and give you the missing August Five Day guide! This wonderful e-book is full of natural learning opportunities this summer! Complete your collection and grab it now! Four Weeks of Blessings, Verses, Nature Walks, Crafts, Recipes, Children’s Meditations, Caregiver Meditations, Outdoor Suggestions, Stories, Fingerplays and More! The …

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Learning Together in Nature

This little video says it all.. this is exactly why I love doing what I do so much.  It was taken the very last day of the Forest Preschool session and is such a beautiful memory for me to capture.   I love that the weather is warm and we can be outside so much again. …

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Full Worm Moon Today – Build a Wormery with Your Children!

Today we welcome the Full Worm Moon. Go outside with your children tonight and look for the beautiful moon together! It is hard to imagine the ground softening any time soon here in Connecticut. Today my girls are enjoying a snow day!    After seeing my youngest daughter’s artwork today, I guess I’m not the …

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Adventures in Letterboxing

This weekend I took my Junior Girl Scouts to a Letterboxing event at one of the Girl Scout camps in Connecticut.  I’ve always been interested in finding out more about letterboxing and it was such a fun day. First we each thought of a symbol to represent us along with a name and we created …

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