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Hiya, totally new to Waldorf ways here and I had a few questions-- for research, if you will. I went to a Montessori school myself before PS, so I understand the MS principles pretty well. I plan to homeschool from the beginning when I have kiddies so am looking at the different philosophies and etc. to incorporate into the early years of HS.
After reading around the Internet, I feel that the main draw of Waldorf (especially the schools) has to do with the lovely natural toys, organic foods and etc, and the "warm, beautiful classrooms". I keep hearing/reading about "Waldorf colors", and I see a lot of that in this forum as well-- people asking how to mimic or create the same effect at home. Like many people here (it seems, at least) I am very interested in the wooden/woolen toys, the natural diet, and a beautiful environment but could just as soon do without the Anthroposophy or what-have-you-- the trappings without the belief system.
So tell me, what is it about Waldorf classrooms that makes such an impression? I imagine it has to be something more than the usual cheerful paint found in any nursery school to garner such a reaction!
Mara, mama to two boys born 05/2009 and 04/2011, after four miscarriages.