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I'm trying to reconcile something I've read with what actually happens in Waldorf schools. My state does not have Waldorf schools, so I'm unable to make a local visit. Would you mind sharing your exp with me so that I can understand what actually goes on?
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How does Waldorf approach science in the early years? If a 4yo, for example, asked how food is digested or how electricity turns the lights on, how would this be explained and how in depth? If the said 4yo continued to grill the teacher to get to the root cause, how would the teacher handle this? If the child asked these questions frequently, how would it be handled? Finally, in the absence of this type of questioning, how is science discussed? I had read that fairies and gnomes are sometimes used to explain natural phenomena and I was also wondering if that's been your exp. Again, I'm asking about very young children, younger than age 7.
Thank you so much!