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Too late to incorporate Waldorf?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Maybe this should go in the homeschooling forum, but I thought I would try here first. I have two kids - they just turned 10 and 12, and we have homeschooled from the beginning. I've recently been reading a LOT about Waldorf methods, and would love to incorporate some of it into our homeschooling, but are my kids way too old for this?

 

Any advice would be welcome!

 

G

post #2 of 5

I dont think so :) We also came late. I will find some good links for you on this.

post #3 of 5

Why don't you cross post? Most families that use Waldorf use a Waldorf school so if you are thinking of homeschooling-specific suggestions, you'd want to post in Learning at Home as well.
 

post #4 of 5

Hi, momto2Cs.

 

I agree that cross-posting is a good idea. So, are your children in about 5th and 7th grades? We're enrolled in a school so perhaps what I have to say won't be very helpful but I think... if you're inspired then why not? In fact, I would say that the "Waldorf" curriculum for these ages is just good educational practice and maybe you don't need to feel as if you are "switching" over to something new at all. One should read Charles Dickens and learn mechanics at the same time one is learning about the industrial revolution. I would say use the Waldorf home school curriculum if it speaks to you (and helps you as their teacher) but at these ages you could also just use it as the paradigm you have in your mind for the kind of educational experiences you want to bring to them. 

 

-jax

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks - I will crosspost, and I appreciate the advice given!

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