Ashwood Waldorf Blog
The teachers take special care to have a daily and weekly rhythm of activities that gives time for both structure and spontaneity.
The day begins with a long period for free play alongside artistic and household activity (cooking, painting, cleaning etc).
Playtime is followed by circle time, consisting of verses, nursery rhymes, songs, and circle games that enliven and strengthen the children’s natural creativity and provide the content for higher quality of play.
Then the children gather together for a wholesome snack–usually which they have helped to prepare–after which they play outside where they explore, dig, run, jump, and exercise their limbs as well as their imaginations.
Lastly, a story is told often brought to life with simple hand puppets. The exposure to fairy tales and puppet shows allow the children to feel secure in a world where the good triumphs over bad.