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    Simplicity

      Subscribe to the Waldorfy podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher I loved having Megan Rose Wilson back to speak with me in this episode all about simplicity and Simplicity parenting. Simplicity parenting was first coined by Kim John Payne, who also authored a book all about this topic titled, "Simplicity Parenting", which we reference many times throughout this episode. I mentioned to Meagan when we were recording that I felt this approach to parenting and to really just participating in the lives of young children is SO tied into the Waldorf approach although I've never seen that said or spelled out any where. It felt I really had to cover this…

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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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