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education. Archives, Birthdays, Childhood, Education, Festivals, Storytelling, Sunday With Sarah, Waldorf Education Celebrating Birthdays the Waldorf Way. Birthdays are always a cause for celebration in a Waldorf early childhood classroom, and were one of my favorite traditions as a Waldorf kindergarten teacher.

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Waldorf Education – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys

Archives, Festivals, Waldorf Education Celebrating Candlemas. Candlemas is a festival celebrating light, especially in the deep mid-winter when many of us in the north have very little of it! Candlemas is celebrated on February 2, the date that falls halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. It is a celebration of the

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What is Waldorf Education

1. Non-Academic Preschool. Being an early childhood teacher myself, the first thing I want to mention is that Waldorf early childhood education—nursery and kindergarten—is conducted in a non-academic environment. We don’t teach numbers, math, the alphabet or reading. However, Waldorf preschool students build those pre-math and pre-reading

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Waldorf Education in a Nutshell – Moon Child Blog – Bella

Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, emphasized the importance of the imagination in childhood, and Waldorf educators believe that imaginative play is the key to creative thinking later in life. In a Waldorf early childhood classroom, ample time is allowed each day for unstructured, imaginative play without a lot of adult

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Music, Parenting, Waldorf Education Singing Through the Day: How Jingles Help Mommy Juggle. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a friend of mine, Amy Robbins-Wilson. Amy is a talented singer, author, and practitioner of mindful parenting.

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Storytelling: The Heart of Waldorf Education – Moon Child

Storytelling: The Heart of Waldorf Education. From a Parent-Toddler class through the grades, children in a Waldorf school are immersed in stories. Starting with simple nature stories in the early childhood, children will hear many stories through the years: fairy tales, folk tales, fables, myths, legends, biographies, and stories from history

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Homeschooling – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys – Sarah

Storytelling: The Heart of Waldorf Education From a Parent-Toddler class through the grades, children in a Waldorf school are immersed in stories. Starting with simple nature stories in the early childhood, children will hear many stories through the years: fairy tales, folk tales, fables, myths, legends, biographies, and stories from history

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Waldorf Education Around the World + Announcing My New

The international movement for Waldorf education is growing exponentially as parents in vastly varied cultures are seeking a more holistic form of education that honors the whole child —head, heart, and hands. “Sunday With Sarah” will be on hiatus …

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Does Waldorf Education Prepare Students for College

This week, for the first time, I’ve invited a guest to join me on Sunday With Sarah.. Meet my son William! William and I have just returned from visiting colleges out west, and I asked William, who received a Waldorf education from nursery through 8th grade, to share his thoughts on how his education has helped prepare him for high school and college.

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Myth Busting: How Reading is Taught in a Waldorf School

The education can’t just be done by the teachers, it has to be carried on in the home environment too. Many of my friends who graduated received high marks on the SAT/STAT test and all got into their chosen fields, including students who had learning disabilities.

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Jack Petrash: Educating Children for the Future – Moon

Childhood, Waldorf Education Jack Petrash: Educating Children for the Future This week, instead of my usual “Sunday With Sarah” video, I present to you Jack Petrash , a master Waldorf teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience.

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Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys – Sarah Baldwin

Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, believed around seven, or the year the child is turning seven, is the ideal time to start first grade and academic learning. When they do get to first grade, letters are introduced in a very imaginative and living way through stories and art.

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Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, believed around seven, or the year the child is turning seven, is the ideal time to start first grade and academic learning. When they do get to first grade, letters are introduced in a very imaginative and living way through stories and art.

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10 Benefits of Dress-Up Play for Children – Moon Child

Archives, Childhood, Dress Up Play, Education, Halloween, Play 10 Benefits of Dress-Up Play for Children. Children throughout the ages have enjoyed dressing up in costumes and engaging in dramatic roleplaying. Whether your child is a dragon, a princess, or a fairy, your child’s brain is going into high gear when she puts on a costume!

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Five Verses to Sing Through the Day with Children – Moon

Children early childhood education kids sarah baldwin singing songs transitions verses waldorf. March 16, 2014 by Sarah Baldwin. Comments. Sarah Baldwin. Sarah Baldwin, M.S.Ed. is a Waldorf teacher, author, mother of two Waldorf grads, and the owner of Bella Luna Toys. Previous Post Next Post .

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fingerknitting – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys – Sarah

Are all Waldorf teachers asked to describe Waldorf education “in a nutshell” as often as I am? I suspect so. One of my esteemed colleagues, Nancy Foster, a veteran teacher who taught at Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten in Silver Spring, MD even wrote a book entitled In a Nutshell, answering parents questions about Waldorf education. Even though it’s a nearly impossible …

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Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys – Sarah Baldwin

Amanda is a graduate of Utah State University who holds a BA in both elementary and early childhood education and an MS in childhood development. She has a wealth of experience in classrooms ranging from preschool to sixth grade and has taught in …

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Waldorf Education – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys

Waldorf Education. Festivals, Photographs, Waldorf Education Festivals and Celebrations! My past two weeks have been filled with so many end-of-year events and celebrations that it’s been hard to keep up with the blog! On June 5, my older son Harper graduated from high school.

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Waldorf Homeschooling: How to Choose a Curriculum – Moon

Resources: Oak Meadow – A more mainstream homeschool curriculum with a Waldorf flavor.. Live Education – A curriculum developed by Waldorf class teachers.Waldorf school at home. Christopherus Homeschool Resources – Developed by a Waldorf-educated, Waldorf-trained, homeschooling mother of two, who knows what it’s like to juggle being a …

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Nomad Education in Kenya: Waldorf in the Bush – Moon Child

Nomad Education in Kenya: Waldorf in the Bush. Welcome back to another “Sunday With Sarah.”. It’s been more than a month since I’ve posted, and I’ve missed you! I’ve returned from my AMAZING trip to Africa, and today want to tell you about the Waldorf school I visited for Samburu children in the Laikipia region of Kenya.

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Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys – Sarah Baldwin

I had long been aware of Bella Luna Toys as a wonderful online resource for wooden, natural and handmade toys, inspired by Waldorf education. The idea of working from home, selling the kinds of toys I loved and believed in would be an ideal situation for me.

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Celebrating Michaelmas

Archives, Festivals, Waldorf Education Celebrating Michaelmas. What is Michaelmas? Michaelmas (pronounced MI-kel-miss) was originally a Christian festival in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. It is the feast day of the archangel St. Michael, and is celebrated on the 29th of September each year.

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Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys – Sarah Baldwin

In the meantime, I get questions by email weekly about Waldorf education, parenting, and toys. I realized that when one person writes, it is usually with a question that many others share. So rather than replying privately to individuals, I thought it might be helpful to post those questions and answers here, for others to benefit from.

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waldorf early childhood education – Moon Child Blog

Music, Parenting, Waldorf Education Singing Through the Day: How Jingles Help Mommy Juggle. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a friend of mine, Amy Robbins-Wilson. Amy is a talented singer, author, and practitioner of mindful parenting.

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Steiner doll – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys – Sarah

A: A Waldorf doll is a type of doll used in Waldorf education. They are usually handmade of natural fibers, like wool and cotton, using traditional European dollmaking techniques. They are usually handmade of natural fibers, like wool and cotton, using traditional European dollmaking techniques.

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Watershed School – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys

Festivals, Photographs, Waldorf Education Festivals and Celebrations! My past two weeks have been filled with so many end-of-year events and celebrations that it’s been hard to keep up with the blog! On June 5, my older son Harper graduated from high school.

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Celebrating Birthdays the Waldorf Way – Moon Child Blog

Archives, Birthdays, Childhood, Education, Festivals, Storytelling, Sunday With Sarah, Waldorf Education Celebrating Birthdays the Waldorf Way. Birthdays are always a cause for celebration in a Waldorf early childhood classroom, and were one of my favorite traditions as a Waldorf kindergarten teacher.

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Teaching Block Crayon Drawing and Watercolor Painting

The LifeWays Child Care Training is a comprehensive training to give students the understanding and skills they need to transform themselves and their work with young children, and is inspired by Waldorf education and the insights of Rudolf Steiner. These students teach in Waldorf schools, childhood centers, pre-schools or home programs.

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Waldorf Cuddle Doll – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys

Are all Waldorf teachers asked to describe Waldorf education “in a nutshell” as often as I am? I suspect so. One of my esteemed colleagues, Nancy Foster, a veteran teacher who taught at Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten in Silver Spring, MD even wrote a book entitled In a Nutshell, answering parents questions about Waldorf education. Even though it’s a nearly …

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Waldorf Homeschooling Part 2: Learning to Let Go – Moon

Studying Rudlof Steiner’s written works and lectures directly has been key to developing a deeper understanding of Waldorf Education as well. Reply Sarah Baldwin January 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm Thanks for the warm wishes, Lauren.

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May – 2013 – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys – Sarah Baldwin

Childhood, Waldorf Education Jack Petrash: Educating Children for the Future. This week, instead of my usual “Sunday With Sarah” video, I present to you Jack Petrash, a master Waldorf teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. He is also an author, father, and one of the best spokespersons for Waldorf education that I know.

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Sarah Answers Your Questions: Toddlers, Toys & Teaching

education sarah baldwin Sundays with Sarah teacher teaching Toddlers toys training waldorf. March 2, 2013 by Sarah Baldwin. Comments. Sarah Baldwin. Sarah Baldwin, M.S.Ed. is a Waldorf teacher, author, mother of two Waldorf grads, and the owner of Bella Luna Toys. Previous Post Next Post . You Might Also Like.

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Are Waldorf Schools Anti-Reading

Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, believed around seven, or the year the child is turning seven, is the ideal time to start first grade and academic learning. When they do get to first grade, letters are introduced in a …

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Waldorf Painting: Wet-on-Wet Watercolor – Moon Child Blog

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Toy Story 3: Great Fun, but Is It for Young Children

In Waldorf education, our primary goal is to teach children from birth to the age of seven that the world is a good, safe and loving place. We want them to feel happy to be here, not full of fear and anxiety. Toy Story 3 does not convey that message to young children. And yet, because it is rated G, parents are flocking to it in droves with

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About – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys – Sarah Baldwin

Harper is a young filmmaker (cinematographer) and Will is finishing up his education in computer science at the University of Southern California. In addition to being passionate about children and Waldorf education, I’m also wild about traditional music and learning to play fiddle.

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Waldorf Homeschooling – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys

For most of their early childhood and elementary school years, my two boys attended a Waldorf school.But for two-and-a-half of those years, we were Waldorf homeschoolers.. Even though I spent years in teacher training, received a master’s degree in education, and read a plethora of books on child development and educational theory, I learned more about how children learn …

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2010 – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys – Sarah Baldwin

Festivals, Photographs, Waldorf Education Festivals and Celebrations! My past two weeks have been filled with so many end-of-year events and celebrations that it’s been hard to keep up with the blog! On June 5, my older son Harper graduated from high school.

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October – 2013 – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys – Sarah

In the meantime, I get questions by email weekly about Waldorf education, parenting, and toys. I realized that when one person writes, it is usually with a question that many others share. So rather than replying privately to individuals, I thought it might be helpful to post those questions and answers here, for others to benefit from.

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lifeways training – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys

The LifeWays Child Care Training is a comprehensive training to give students the understanding and skills they need to transform themselves and their work with young children, and is inspired by Waldorf education and the insights of Rudolf Steiner. These students teach in Waldorf schools, childhood centers, pre-schools or home programs.

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Waldorf Blanket Doll – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys

Are all Waldorf teachers asked to describe Waldorf education “in a nutshell” as often as I am? I suspect so. One of my esteemed colleagues, Nancy Foster, a veteran teacher who taught at Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten in Silver Spring, MD even wrote a book entitled In a Nutshell, answering parents questions about Waldorf education. Even though it’s a nearly …

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Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna Toys – Sarah Baldwin

Earth Hour was observed two weeks ago on March 29, when millions of people agreed to turn off their lights for one hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time.. This week on “Sunday with Sarah” I share my own experience participating in Earth Hour and have a proposal for you. Click on the link above to view the video and let me know what you think!

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The Festival of Martinmas – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna

Nomad Education in Kenya: Waldorf in the Bush July 21, 2013. 7 Comments. Reply Linda Ogden October 29, 2018 at 5:59 am. Thank you for sharing this tradition with others, Sarah. As a veteran Waldorf teacher, I so appreciate these festivals marking the seasons of the year. Although to some they may seem clothed in religion, really they are

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The Importance of Fantasy Play (and Another Giveaway

Amanda is a graduate of Utah State University who holds a BA in both elementary and early childhood education and an MS in childhood development. She has a wealth of experience in classrooms ranging from preschool to sixth grade and has taught in private, public, and migrant schools.

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kids musical instruments – Moon Child Blog – Bella Luna

Welcome! I’m Sarah Baldwin, a Waldorf early childhood teacher, author, mother of two Waldorf grads, and owner of Bella Luna Toys.Here you will find my video series "Sundays with Sarah" and other musings on childhood, play, parenting, and what’s going on …

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I’m Sarah Baldwin – Moon Child Blog

Harper is a young filmmaker (cinematographer) and Will is finishing up his education in computer science at the University of Southern California. In addition to being passionate about children and Waldorf education, I’m also wild about traditional music and learning to play fiddle.

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