How to Build Your Waldorf Community :: Discovering Waldorf

How to Build a Waldor Communtiy from Discovering Waldorf Education on The Magic Onions Blog

How to Build Your Waldorf Community –   by Meredith Floyd-Preston     “Finish up your snack. It’s time to go wait for Daddy.” It was 4:00 on a November Wednesday and I was preparing my 1-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son for the “wait for Daddy” afternoon practice that had been in place for months. It […]

7 Virtues to Teach Through Song : Discovering Waldorf Education

7 meaningful virtues to teach through SONG - a Discovering Waldorf Article from The Magic Onions

Singing With Children – 7 Virtues To Teach Through Song by Jodie Mesler   I’ve narrowed down 7 meaningful virtues that you can teach your children through song and music. At the end of this article, I’ve shared some free songs from my new children’s album so that you can follow along with the tune […]

Favorite Waldorf Morning Verses for The Grades

Favorite Waldorf Morning Verses for The Grades :: The Magic Onions Blog

It is customary to say a morning verse at the start of each day in Waldorf schools, in kindergarten and in the grades. One of the reasons why Waldorf education is so successful in educating kids who excel, is that teaching methods meet students where they are developmentally, in a deep and authentic way. The […]

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten on The Magic Onions Blog

The beauty of Waldorf education is that it meets the child where he is developmentally. The synergy of Waldorf teaching methods and child development is discussed wonderfully in an article by Dr Reggie Melrose called ‘Waldorf from a Neuroscientific Perspective‘. The Morning circle is a great example of how Waldorf meets the young child where […]

5 Favorite Waldorf Mealtime Blessing Verses

Blessing our food with a favorite Waldorf mealtime blessing verse before we eat it is cherished everyday tradition that is meaningful in so many ways. And not just for children. Blessing our food is just as meaningful for adults too. Firstly, it gives us a moment to calm and collect ourselves before we eat. We […]

A Perpetual Waldorf Calendar :: Discovering Waldorf Education

DIY Perpetual Waldorf Calendar :: Discovering Waldorf Education :: www.theMagicOnions.com

We have the most beautiful perpetual circular Waldorf calendar hanging on our wall. It’s drawn by Phoebe Wahl and depicts a delightful gnome family going about their seasonal days. My children consult it often. They turn the season dial at the start of each season (March on top now on top). They write in important […]

The Nine Year Change :: Discovering Waldorf Education

Parenting through the Nine Year Change :: Discovering Waldorf Education :: www.theMagicOnions.com

As my littlest approaches nine, wonderful and great changes are starting to show. He is moving out of dreamy early childhood and into a more conscious state, where he is starting to recognize that he is different from the people and things around him. He is becoming aware of himself as an individual, separate from […]

Discovering Waldorf Education :: Creating a Waldorf Inspired Home

I have exciting news today… I’m happy to announce that I am bringing back the Discovering Waldorf Education series. So many of you have requested its return as it gave us all such a beautiful, every-day, insight into the Waldorf way. The Discovering Waldorf series is a compilation of articles about the Waldorf way of […]

The Six-Year Transformation :: Discovering Waldorf

Six-Year Change :: Discovering Waldorf :: www.theMagicOnions.com

The Six-Year Transformation By Michelle Brightwater The six-year transformation or change is an amazing and tumultuous time in the life of your youngling (and for you!). This time is referred to as the “first puberty,” which gives a great deal of insight into the kind of behavior you might expect during this time. Although it […]