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#1 of 4 Old 10-25-2011, 11:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am part of a wonderful Waldorf-inspired playgroup which has grown and changed over the past 2 years.  Parents take turns "leading" the group within a certain rhythm, which is the same each week.  It has been amazing to watch the children flourish in this environment.  So much so, that I have stepped way outside my comfort zone in leading group activities. 

 

If it were just for me, I would have given it up a long time ago, because of the stress levels that I experience when it is my turn to lead.  The storytelling, crafting, singing, etc. do not come naturally to me.  I do ok with it, and the kids seem to enjoy what I have to offer, but I make myself crazy over it every time.  I keep trying to find ways to streamline and simplify what I expect of myself.  I try to get comfortable with repetition, but I pressure myself to do something new.

 

Our rhythm is basically- free play, clean up, snack, circle games or other activity, story, outdoor play.  What I'm wondering is - is there a resource (or a few) that could give me everything in one shot, i.e. a story, craft, other activities/games on a specific theme that could be used for a week or 2.  I'm having a hard time with the picking and choosing, and I always get more elaborate than I need to.

 

I hope this makes sense.  I love what this playgroup does for my children.  I'd just like for it to work better for me as well.

 

TIA for any ideas!!!

Bonnie, mama of 2 amazing little girls

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It sounds like your doing a great job. Anything related to seasons and nature are great activities from children. Here is helpful book is you would like some more ideas:

 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Childs-Seasonal-Treasury-Betty-Jones/dp/1883672309

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Thanks for the tip.  It looks like a wonderful resource.  I've always seen it listed among other resources, but never really looked into it.  I think it's just what I need :)

 

Thanks again!!

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Little Acorn may be of interest to you...I was just looking at their site for myself, and it looks so easy! They include everything right there for you. 


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