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    Play

      Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher Play. It's such a simple topic, but one I really felt had to be highlighted in this season due to how integral it is to the Waldorf approach. In this episode, returning guest and listener favorite, Tim Bennett is back, to speak with me all about play. Together we explore why play is such a big part of the Waldorf approach, how play supports a child's natural development, how we as parents carers can create plenty of space for play, and so much more! Follow Waldorfy on Social Media TwitterFacebookInstagram   Special Thanks to Waldorfy Podcast Partner Sparkle Stories Get Access…

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    The Waldorf Kindergartener

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy PodcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher VERY experienced Waldorf kindergarten teacher, Tim Bennett, speaks with me in this episode all about the Waldorf kindergarten. Some of the highlights we discussed include, what's going on for the five/six year old child developmentally, what the average day looks like in the Waldorf kindergarten, what drew Tim to become a Waldorf Kindergarten teacher, and a bit about how to bring the Waldorf kindergarten environment into the home. Tim, who was LOVELY to speak with also suggested some great resources listed below. Follow Waldorfy on Social Media TwitterFacebookInstagram   Resources: Tim mentioned WECAN as a great source for Waldorfy kindergarten & early childhood…

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    Waldorf Birthdays

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher I really have to give my guest, Chinyelu Kunz, all the credit for this episode. I'd wanted to have her back on the show since she spoke with me earlier this season all about the Mood of the Fifth back in episode 605. I adored having her so much that when I wrote to ask her to speak with me again I threw the ball in her court asking if she had any ideas for topics for this season for us to discuss. I'm so glad she suggested Waldorf birthdays. I know many are familiar with the beautiful photos all over social…

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    Bringing Stories and Songs to Young Children

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy PodcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher For the very first time I'm hosting TWO GUESTS AT THE SAME TIME! Returning guests, Ashley J May, and Meagan Rose Wilson join me for a conversation focused on being critically conscious in bringing stories and songs to young children. Follow Waldorfy on Socail Media TwitterFacebookInstagram Resources: Here is where you can check out the project achieve for "Thirty Sunsets and a Moon", Ashley's zine, a collaboration with Jessica Lewis Stevens of Sugar House Workshop. Here is a link to Ashley's Instagram. Here is a link to Meagan's Instagram. Below are resource recommendations from Ashley May: Early Childhood Favorites (Story + Song) Step It…

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    The Mood of the Fifth, Songs, and Music for Young Children

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher My guest, Chinyelu of the We Nurture podcast, and I discuss what exactly the mood of the fifth is and why it is used in Waldorf Early Childhood Education. Chinyelu gives us a few examples of songs in the mood of the fifth in addition to chatting with me about songs and music in general for young children. Chinyelu was born and mostly raised in Enugu, Nigeria, West Africa.  After she graduated from high school, she left Nigeria to attend university in the United States and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture followed by a Master’s in Architecture. It was in…

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    Waldorf and Chest and Breastfeeding with guest Judy Fayre, RN, IBCLC

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher In this episode the incredibly loving and wise Waldorf mama  Judy Fayre speaks with me about whether or not chest and breastfeeding does or does not have anything to do with the "Waldorf approach". Judy Fayre is currently a registered nurse and IBCLC (lactation  specialist) who has spent the last 20 years working closely with adults  in their early parenting years. From helping mothers who have just  given birth, to supporting parents during the weaning process, she listens to the goals of the family and helps them reach them. She has  facilitated prenatal classes, breastfeeding classes and has held weekly newborn support…

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    Waldorf Early Childhood

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy podcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher As always I love my conversations with listener favorite and returning guest, Meagan Rose Wilson of Whole Family Rhythms. In this episode we're discussing all things "Waldorf Early Childhood". What happens in a Waldorf early childhood, pre-school, or childcare setting? What does a typical day look like? How can we bring these ideas into our home life with young children? What about potty training? Is there a "Waldorf approach", and many more topics are explored in this episode. Follow Waldorfy on Social Media TwitterFacebookInstagram Resources: Early in this episode Megan references Elizabeth Grunelius as someone who Steiner gave indications on early childhood. She…

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    Supporting Children Through Toddlerhood

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy PodcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher In this episode I'm speaking with Faith Collins, author of "Joyful Toddlers and Preschoolers: Create a Life That You and Your Child Both Love", all about life with toddlers, the ups and downs, and how to work through the challenges. Faith is the daughter of Rahima Baldwin Dancy author of "You Are Your Child's First Teacher", and the guest I spoke with in the first episode of this sixth season. Faith was a wonderful guest, has a great sense of humor, and I love the candor she brought to our conversation. Follow Waldorfy on Socail MediaTwitterFacebookInstagram Resources: Faith doesn't push it enough in…

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    The “Waldorf” Baby

    The "Waldorf Baby", is there such a thing? In this episode I'm speaking with returning guest, listener favorite, and author of, "You Are Your Child's First Teacher", Rahima Baldwin Dancy. We're discussing all things Waldorf and babies. Did Steiner give indications for children under one? What were his insights into human development that might help us to support the growth of a young child? Breastfeeding? Baby wearing? These are all things we got to explore in this episode. Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher Rahima is one of my all time favorite guests. Not only was she an incredible Waldorf early childhood teacher, she was also a midwife…

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    SEASON SIX TRAILER!

    Thank you for being here and supporting the launch of the sixth season of Waldorfy! In this season we're exploring all things Waldorf from birth to age seven. During this season we'll be focused on this early stage including the baby months, toddlerhood, the preschool, and kindergarten years all through the lens of the Waldorf approach. Follow Waldorfy on Social MediaTwitterFacebookInstagram In this trailer segment I'm giving away some spoiler alerts by dropping the names of a few guests and discussing a few upcoming episode topics. So much great content is coming!! Subscribe to the Waldorfy PodcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher I also spend a good chunk of this trailer episode discussing…

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