• Podcast,  The Waldorf Approach,  Waldorf Early Childhood Education,  Waldorf for Babies,  Waldorf in the Home,  Waldorfy Podcast

    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…

  • Natural and Organic,  Podcast,  Waldorf Early Childhood Education,  Waldorf for Babies,  Waldorf in the Home,  Waldorfy Podcast

    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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    Waldorf Alumni Mothers

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. It was an absolute honor to speak with the mothers featured in this episode. It came to me while exploring this season's topic of Waldorf in the home, that there may be some interest in how we do things in our home, as Waldorf alumni now mothers. In each segment of this episode I speak with each featured guest individually. We discuss what their Waldorf experience was like, how the transition was from Waldorf to…

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    Waldorf At Home

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. In this episode I speak with Rahima Baldwin Dancy author of, “You Are Your Child’s First Teacher”. I felt so honored that Rahima accepted my invitation to speak on the show. She had so much wisdom to share. Rahima is internationally known as the author of You Are Your Child’s First Teacher, based on the indications of Rudolf Steiner for early childhood (birth to age six).  The book came out in a new US edition in 2012…

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    Waldorf Homeschooling with Carrie Dendtler of the Parenting Passageway

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. I so enjoyed recording this episode with Carrie Dendtler of theparentingpassageway.com. In this season of episodes it was important for me to speak to multiple guests on the topic of Waldorf homeschooling. One because I know so little about it myself, but also because I know that different listeners will connect with different homeschool journeys. When I set out to find guests to speak about Waldorf homeschooling in this season almost every one I spoke…

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    The Child IS the Curriculum: A discussion on Waldorf homeschooling with Annie Haas

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. Annie is a very special guest. Annie Haas is a Waldorf homeschooling mom of three children, one of whom is grown now. She is an artist, musician, singer, and an avid reader of Steiner and other esoteric studies. She loves living deeply into seasonal festivals and Anthroposophy. She runs an online Steiner study group for homeschool moms or anyone interested in diving deeper into studying the developing human being. She also created the Threefold Human…