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!
What is nature to you? To me, nature is a classroom full of endless possibilities, with lessons ready to be learned, and answers to all of my deepest questions. I grew up out in nature. It has always felt like my REAL home and is the one place where I am able to let go and forget all of my outside worries. Nature has been a driving force in my education as well. As a child, I was deeply fascinated with the ocean and the rainforest. I was obsessed with learning more about each of these biomes, and spent hours taking up our 1 phone line, using the internet to search for more information. This was truly the beginning of my green loving hippy ways. Nature has been at the heart of my education, from the day that my dad took me on my first hike. Continue reading “We're Homeschooling the Nature Way With “A Child's World” Nature Inspired Curriculum – #HippyHomeschool Giveaway”