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Living Arts Weekly: Winter Circle Song

January 26, 2020 “When the human being hears music, he has a sense of wellbeing, because these tones harmonize with what he has experienced in the world of his spiritual home.”  — Rudolf Steiner “Mark your steps with your feet. In the white snow, deep, so deep. Little holes, bigger holes, Watch where you go!” …

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Living Arts Weekly: Illuminating

January 6, 2019 Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.   – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Happy Three Kings’ Day!  Today, we have a special guest post by Eileen Foley from Little Acorn Learning: Eileen writes: “The Epiphany celebrated on January 6th …

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Living Arts Weekly SPECIAL EDITION: Sharifa’s Early Winter Stories

December 24, 2018 This month we have enjoyed three early winter stories from Sharia Oppenheimer.  In today’s special blog post, we have included all three stories for you, PLUS the final story in the series, Sharifa’s Christmas Story.   Sharifa writes:  Just before Christmas, I like to tell these winter stories.  They are stories of …

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Living Arts Weekly: Turning

September 16, 2018 The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down  – Helen Hunt Jackson As summer turns to autumn, the fall fruits are ready to be picked. Apples, pears peaches and plums fill our bushel baskets and our bellies. My mother-in-law and I …

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Living Arts Weekly: Changing

August 26, 2018 The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.    -Socrates This back-to-school time brings us face to face with change. Parents line up their children for the ceremonial back to school photo and marvel at how much they’ve grown …

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Living Arts Weekly: Breezing

July 21, 2018 Air is the voice sounding from the depths of matter, the word made flesh. – Scott Russell Sanders, Writing from the Center   A cool breeze on a hot day, or a mighty gale that knocks us off our center, the element of air blows where it will. It also lives within …

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Transforming Circle Time for Mixed-Age Groups By Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Transforming Circle Time for Mixed-Age Groups By Rahima Baldwin Dancy I have found that the “typical kindergarten circle” learned in Waldorf early childhood training needs to be simplified and changed in different ways for a preschool group of two- and three-year-olds or for a mixed-age group of children. At Rainbow Bridge we had a mixed-age …

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The Play’s the Thing: “Spontaneous Theater” with Mixed Ages By Faith Collins

The Play’s the Thing: “Spontaneous Theater” with Mixed Ages By Faith Collins What can we do to promote imaginative play in young children?  How can we encourage and facilitate children playing together in ways that everyone enjoys?  How do we help integrate the play of mixed-age groups?  How can we increase our enjoyment of spending …

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