Not really sure where to post this... but my DD is 23 months... we have been living with my in-laws since she was born, but will be moving out shortly. While I had a lot of intentions about "how I wanted to do things," some battles I just gave up on and some things changed my mind at the time and place.
...but, right now, DD watches way too much tv. There are way too many toys in this house (lots of handmedowns, but still...)
When we move to our own place, I am really interested in changing our daily life... right now I find it difficult to "play with/entertain" DD... I feel pretty bad about the tv time. She has a ton of toys and is not interested in any. I want to engage meaningfully with her more, I am SAHM for the moment.
So I recently read parts of "You are Your Child's First Teacher," and it really addressed a lot of the issues I am having. I have started taking DD outdoors more and having her "help" me with household tasks, and she loves it and I like this approach too.
My question is... has anyone here been more mainstream with tv/toys, etc. and transitioned ok to a more waldorfy household after your children were toddler/kids? Maybe at 2 and with the physical move DD will not notice too much? She is already obsessed with some characters, not sure how to handle that... I plan on really selecting toys/books for new house, and leaving a lot at grandmas and giving away a lot... would the toys at grandma's be terribly detirmental? I know we will be spending time at their house since we are moving closeby, probably like 6+ hours a week.
There is one waldorf school in our area, but I have not checked it out yet, I'm totally new to the idea, but interested.