You might not know this about me, but I can not drive a vehicle because I can't feel my legs from my knees down (more about my medical story). This makes shopping somewhat difficult for me, especially when purchasing everything we need for our homeschool classroom. Fortunately for me, I live in an era where internet shopping is the norm and I am capable of finding everything I need with the click of a button. Last Christmas, in my efforts to find awesome natural/Waldorf/Montessori style toys, I came across AToyGarden.com and was pleasantly surprised to find a large selection of exactly what I was looking for, natural open-ended toys and craft supplies. Continue reading “Let Your Children Play With The Garden - A Toy Garden Review”
Today Sir Silas went on an epic adventure. This brave knight did not go on his journey alone, he was joined by his most favorite Princess who's good with a bow, Merida, a faerie named Bob, and a Master Wizard who wishes to keep his identity secret. This merry crew traversed afar in search of the “great purple rectangle mountain” (a purple yoga block), for within this magick mountain lies the sword of ice, pretty much the greatest sword ever!
What adult could have guessed that a basket full of silk squares in a myriad of colors could equal the best time ever for a young child? Certainly not me. When I first began my journey reading about Waldorf education and the natural toys that went with it, I must admit that I totally laughed a little at the rainbow silks being sold in the natural stores. I had read that they are extremely popular in Waldorf kindergartens and that children LOVED them for their ability to use them for all sorts of open-ended imaginative play. “Really?!?” I thought to myself. It seemed that my adult imagination couldn't see passed the simplicity of it all. Boy, was I in for a fun surprise!