• Anthroposophy,  Biodynamic Farming,  Natural and Organic,  Podcast,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Biodynamic Farming

    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. The area of Rudolf Steiner's study of anthroposophy that interests me most, second to Waldorf education of course is biodynamic farming. I happen to be a member at a biodynamic farm and I have to tell you that the beyond delicious goodies we get from our farm fill both my family's bellies and souls with their goodness. So what is biodynamic farming? What makes it unique? This is exactly what I break down in this…

  • Podcast,  Rhythm in the Home,  The Waldorf Approach,  Waldorf in the Home,  Waldorfy Podcast

    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…

  • Natural and Organic,  Touching on Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education

    Why is everything natural in a Waldorf classroom?

    Many parents who have a child attending a Waldorf school have a distinct memory of their first time seeing or visiting a Waldorf kindergarten. The early childhood rooms in every Waldorf school have such a distinct feel. It’s warm, inviting, and serene. From my experience as a parent witnessing little ones in this space, I believe it sparks a real sense of warmth and security that allows for the best expression of open-ended free play. In my last post on color, I discussed how much the color of the classrooms plays into the feeling within the space, but what about the contents of the room? The wood, the wool, the…