Ashwood Waldorf Blog
Rosewood Early Childhood Center
In a Waldorf school the physical environment plays a central role. Our rooms are beautifully decorated and the atmosphere is calm and purposeful.
All toys are made of natural materials: wooden blocks and wooden toys; shells and stones; beeswax; broad paintbrushes, clear, bright, translucent watercolors, and big sheets of wet paper; large vivid wax crayons – these are some of the materials the young child comes to know and to use with delight.
These help awaken the children’s sense of touch to the physical sensations of a world that is still new to them.
Toys and dolls are simply-made with a minimum of detail so that the children’s imaginations will bring them to life.