Parent Workshop- The Riches of Waldorf Education: a look at the therapeutic benefits of the curriculum
Please join us for this NOT TO BE MISSED workshop by master Waldorf educator Nancy Blanning. To save your space, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Waldorf environment for young children is rich in real–not virtual–experiences of movement, building, and practical work. It is full of artistic elements to nourish the imagination and life of feeling with painting, drawing, singing, rhythmic movement guided by imaginations of adventure, and stories. Most importantly, it allows the children to play. The pace is slower, the colors are softer, and the speech is quieter as a contrast to the insistent rush and stimulation of most of the world.
This approach provides benefit to healthy development for any child. For sensitive children who are over-stimulated and over-whelmed by the the too-muchness of our regular lives, it can also provide a healing, even therapeutic, environment.
We will explore these aspects as to the “what” and the “why” of these different experiences the children have throughout the week and the year. It is not unusual that parents leave a workshop like this saying to themselves, “I wish I had had an education like this when I was a child.”