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post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by agholmes View Post
I, too, have often wondered what vegan waldorf families use in place of wool, silk and beeswax. The crayon thing has to be especially hard, since other than the beeswax option, most crayons do contain animal derivatives and are petroleum based. It seems that most families who are conscientious enough to choose either a vegan or waldorf life are mindful of petroleum consumption as well. OT, I know, but I am interested...
Well, I think I just found the answer to the crayon question! Soy crayons in rock shapes and regular shaped soy crayons! I think I've found vegan alternatives to all things waldorf (except felting, but I'm not concerned with it.) :
post #22 of 34
Soy crayons!! You know, honestly, I have know the piggie song since I was a kid and just NOW from this thread, realized what going to market meant. I wouldn't worry about either one so much. JMHO, but I don't think either song would be that big of a deal.
post #23 of 34
I had some of those Prang soy crayons several years ago, and they were really nice.

As for the ABC song, well, how much does this matter in the great scheme of things? I'd hope not much. And one your DD gets the melody down, then she's halfway to knowing "Twinkle, Twinkle", too! And "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep". My child uses that melody to come up with all sorts of songs these days.
post #24 of 34
This is minor in the grand scheme of your daughter's life.

I would save my energy for worrying about more pressing subjects. This is not going to awaken her early or throw her off from delaying reading until 2nd grade. It really is a non-issue that could affect your/your DD's relationship with her grandmother.

Is it really worth it in the long run? I think not, IMO.
post #25 of 34
I need someone to explain to me what on God's green earth is wrong with a 2.5 yr old learning their ABC's?

Such a minor thing. I'd truly let it go and be glad you at least have a MIL around to sing to your dd. My kids see my dh's mom 3x a year.
post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by bamamom View Post
I need someone to explain to me what on God's green earth is wrong with a 2.5 yr old learning their ABC's?

Such a minor thing. I'd truly let it go and be glad you at least have a MIL around to sing to your dd. My kids see my dh's mom 3x a year.
you'd have to understand the waldorf philosophy for that

thank you everyone for your responses. i talked ot a couple waldorf teachers about it and they were not concerend so i'm not concerend anymore still frustrated as hell that my MIl won't listen to a word i say and undermines eveyrthing i do but *sigh* at least she lives far far away1!
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by lerlerler View Post
I think it's mostly just silly sounds to little ones BUT if it annoys you that much..

make up a little "we love grandma.... la la la " song. teach it to DC and then sing it to grandma together....

when grandma starts with the ABCs? Just start saying "oh, she'd MUCH rather sing the grandma song, she LOVES you so much more than her letters!"

That oughta stop grandma in her tracks..

Off to google a grandma song////
Nice Idea!

My 21 mo knows the abc song.
post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by bamamom View Post
I need someone to explain to me what on God's green earth is wrong with a 2.5 yr old learning their ABC's?

Such a minor thing. I'd truly let it go and be glad you at least have a MIL around to sing to your dd. My kids see my dh's mom 3x a year.
I agree. There are bigger issues in life to worry about than your child learning the ABC's. I would personally let it go.
post #29 of 34
Honestly, I don't think the ABC song teaches the alphabet any more than Old MacDonald (EIEIO!). We went to a Waldorf school for a parent child group, and they did lots of counting out songs (1,2,3,4, Mary's at the garden door/ 5,6,7,8, eating cherries on the plate). That didn't "teach numbers".

It sounds like you are setting yourself up for a power struggle with your MIL. I get being unyielding on the big things--I often get into it with my inlaws about Disney videos and fruit punch, usually offered at the same time--but on a thing like this? Why forbid it? Even if you think she is secretly getting her jollies hearing your little one sing what are, to her, just nonsense words, I personally don't see as a hill I would be willing to die on.
post #30 of 34
I also don't understand the issue because the song isn't really about teaching letters or reading and you have letters up in your playroom pictures.
post #31 of 34
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I also don't understand the issue because the song isn't really about teaching letters or reading and you have letters up in your playroom pictures.
completely completely different, but thanks

annette very true! thank you!
post #32 of 34
I'm not being snarky, but I am genuinely curious how it is different?
post #33 of 34
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I'm not being snarky, but I am genuinely curious how it is different?


I'm interested in how that's different, too.
post #34 of 34
Closing thread as OP believes it has outlived it's usefulness!
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