Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: the Seacoast of Bohemia
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I think you are on the track. Answer questions as they come up, but don't volunteer or offer. You might see if you can come up with other activities that she finds more interesting that involve nature or movement.
My experience of waldorf and early learning is that it is okay for a child to ask and be answered, problems come when reading and writing are being pushed (even subtlely). My granddaughter is also asking how to write various letters and can now write her name in block letters. I think that now she is back in nursery school this interest will die out for a while because she is having so much fun at school.
My daughter refrained from even showing her how to draw things. One day Stella drew a picture of a wagon, entirely out of her own effort. What excitement. But letters of course have to be demonstrated, I guess. Too bad, but then every child would create their own version of writing...just rambling. Come to think of it, Stella has been creating her own version of writing. She makes squiggles and then tells us what they mean! Hmmm. But now she is starting to get interested in the way everyone else does it. Conformity setting in. This seems similar to the way my grandson (14 months) talks. Most of the time he happily babbles and gestures and we generally understand the main points he is making (feed me! hug me! watch me!). At some point he will have to buckle down and master the language we all use, alas.
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