Please support my December Magic Sponsors by browsing through their beautiful shops.
NEST is such beautiful toy shop filled with stunning natural and Waldorf inspired toys. Modeled after the toy shoppes of Germany, at Nest one can find eco-friendly sustainably sourced heirloom wooden toys & beautiful and practical things for the home. They believe that living sustainably need not be a sacrifice. Fine woolens from Ruskovilla of Finland, beautifully handcrafted figures from Ostheimer of Germany, shaker boxes from Brent Rourke of Nova Scotia. Waldorf-inspired play and Waldorf toys & crafts for young and old. I’m LOVING these fun and colorful building blocks.
Lavender’s Blue Homeschool – offers a blog full of inspiration for holistic homeschooling in the early years and a complete Waldorf-inspired kindergarten and First Grade curriculum.
The Waldorf Homeschool Handbook : Whether you are just starting to homeschool, or always wanted to, imagine this for a second… You feel confident that you are doing it right. The first steps are clear and you know exactly where to find the resources and support needed to be successful. There’s no second guessing. No confusion. No lack of focus.
Without any floundering, your Waldorf homeschooling falls into place with ease, assurance and joy.
(SALE through to 7 December : only $15)
Christopherus Bookstore : We offer a variety of publications and audio downloads of interest not only to homeschoolers but to teachers and other parents too. We take a fresh and practical approach to Waldorf education (grounded in the work of Rudolf Steiner).
Natural Kids – is a group of artisans from around the world who share a love for handcrafting eco friendly & all-natural toys, clothing, decor and more for kids, and kids at heart.
We’re committed to offering alternatives to mass produced, plastic toys and we share a love for open-ended tools to help kids discover what is new and interesting in the world. We believe that it is best for children’s environment and what they wear to be natural and safe.
You will find many items that are great for the holidays as well as inspired by the seasons. In our diverse shops of our team members you will find wonderful items for babies and kids of all ages. Many of our sellers pride themselves on offering open ended items for both boys and girls.
The Magic Onions – toys and treasures for the natural home. I make everything by hand using natural and eco-friendly materials. Bring the gorgeous texture of wool felt into your home with wonderful nature-inspired treasures like felted acorns and colorful felted garlands.
The Magic Onions has enchanting Fairy Garden kits… including this awesome Fairy House Kit, complete with a myriad of natural building materials for fun Fairy House construction.
The Puppenstube : Dolls and toys that speak to one’s heart and soul are truly a gift. I offer you this line of dolls handcrafted in the Waldorf tradition. They are suitable for any age, from the very young to the young-at-heart.
All my dolls are one of a kind – even though some may look similar because of the same materials used, each has her/his own character. I hand-make them with careful attention to details and craftsmanship using natural, and whenever possible, recycled fabrics in a variety of textures and colors and 100% new wool for filling.
Whole Family Rhythms – a series of seasonal and monthly guides created and designed to help Mums (and some Dads) maintain a steady rhythm in their home. The rhythms include unstructured, child-led play both outdoors and indoors; early childhood stories and fingerplays; weekly bushwalking themes; daily art, handwork or creative projects; holistic baking and cooking recipes for the whole family as well as weekly caregiver meditations and projects. Although Whole Family Rhythms focuses primarily on the ‘early years’ the daily activities are flexible and varied enough to inspire and work for families of all ages and sizes.
Artterro : Here at Artterro we make Eco Art Kits, and there’s nothing else quite like them on the market. In 2008, Artterro founder Forrest Espinoza was shopping for a craft kit for her young sons, and she noticed lots of uninspiring projects, cheap materials and wasteful packaging. She decided to make a high-quality, eco-friendly, engaging art kit so that parents would have a convenient way to bring art into the home and have a great time as a family. Our 11 titles make it easy to explore needle felting, decoupage, art journaling and more. Each kit is assembled by hand in Madison, Wisconsin, and contains beautiful, inspiring materials. An ideas sheet gives inspiration but never dictates what your final product will look like. Our mission is to bring creativity into people’s lives by offering fun projects with quality, sustainable materials and provide friends and families a wonderful art experience.
Pipsticks : provides sticker subscriptions for sticker lovers around the world. Designed to tickle the imaginations of kids, crafters and pen pals everywhere, Pipsticks brings a beautifully designed pack of stickers selected from high quality international suppliers to its sticker club members each month. Pipsticks also offers gift subscriptions at a range of price points – perfect fun for the holidays.
Teaching Children Music : My name is Tamsyn and I love music. I got my bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from USU. I spent many years teaching private piano lessons until I had children of my own. I have attended several children workshops on how to teach children music. I really like the Kodaly method, but have adapted a lot of different techniques for my own children.
Twig and Toadstool – a gorgeous blog written by mama friends, Maureen and Shanti. Join them as they explore natural crafts and happy family life.
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Blessings and magic,