Montessori and Waldorf can support children harmoniously together !
25 avril 2021
Montessori and Waldorf can support children harmoniously together
(This letter was sent to the Laguna Beach Parents of our Pre-K children’s program)
Dear I-WE family,
Wanted to share with you some of the photos from the last few weeks/months illustrating how the children go back and forth between play and “work” and the first set of these photos were done during their own play time, where freedom of choice was total.
That is why I am so passionate about mixing the various approaches. This is evidence to me that I-We are on the right track:
During Free Play, the children went and got a work off the shelves to bring it to the kitchen to make a pie. Once in the kitchen, they began using the tools in their pretend play.
Also, the cotton balls we practice at work time to move from one container to the other, became popcorn!
Other photos illustrate how when we work with our letter sounds, we are engaging our whole bodies and it is almost a yoga practice
And then just a mixture of most of our activities…
Feeling so grateful to be growing I-WE with your angels :)))
With love, Satyanna.
LEARNING OUR LETTERS SOUNDS INVOLVES OUR WHOLE BODIES AND LOTS OF FUN
No Stress at all… Imagination is still flowing as stories about the animals are being shared while they find their homes…
ALL DONE – TEAM CLEAN UP AND COOPERATION – NOW PLAY TIME. Which, as you saw above, includes work too by free choice.
JUST LIKE THIS DRAWINGS DURING FREE PLAY TIME ILLUSTRATES JOY AND PRIDE… to be able to do what the grown ups do…
That is in all the PLAY children do, they want to be like their parents and older children… “Help me to do it by myself” cries the inner soul of the child :)))
We always ask if we can first
WE HAVE THE BEST PLAYGROUND EVER AROUND THE BLOCK
AND THE PERFECT BACKYARD FOR SKATE BOARDS, BIKES AND BASKET BALL PLAYING…
Story time… Which will be followed with puppet making of the characters next week