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Forum: Waldorf   11-18-2013, 04:14 AM
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Posted By lyrebird
they run a great parent ed program, contact the...

they run a great parent ed program, contact the school it may be possible to go along evfe
Forum: Waldorf   03-02-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By lyrebird
thanks for these suggestions. I have looked back...

thanks for these suggestions. I have looked back through the archives also and there are actually quite a few ideas to be had there! 
 
It is hard to work out where to go from here but I have a...
Forum: Waldorf   02-21-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By lyrebird
I have a desperate request for ideas,...

I have a desperate request for ideas, suggestions as to how to set up the home to support the imagination and stimulate the interest of a 7 year old. The problem is as follows.
 
My son gets home...
Forum: Waldorf   07-11-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By lyrebird
you have loads of ideas of your own and from...

you have loads of ideas of your own and from others - my biggest tip is don't overdo the carry on luggage - it's only a 3 hour flight, you don't have much space, there's usually the take off,...
Forum: Waldorf   01-25-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By lyrebird
I loved your set up GPTwins08! This question...

I loved your set up GPTwins08! This question inspired me to do a little thinking and found your blog easily, I'm going to try it one day when the sun comes out (don't hold your breath, it's making...
Forum: Waldorf   01-24-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By lyrebird
hi, I've noticed there aren't many responses...

hi, I've noticed there aren't many responses here, but loads of people are looking, so hopefully they're trying to think of solutions for you too! I'm also in Australia by the way. I agree with PP -...
Forum: Waldorf   01-22-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By lyrebird
Cups and bowls, bath books and rubber squish...

Cups and bowls, bath books and rubber squish animals which I need to throw out because they'r all mouldy inside. Won't be getting them again! A wooden boat (rubberband powered) and a wooden bird...
Forum: Waldorf   01-22-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By lyrebird
It's good to think about these things again at...

It's good to think about these things again at this time of year, though I feel this year has begun without me - we're going away soon and I think I'll get some time to do it properly then, so this...
Forum: Waldorf   01-22-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By lyrebird
I also have several knitting projects on the go...

I also have several knitting projects on the go which I'd like to take away with me on holiday this week - a little jumper for my youngest is nearly finished, a jumper for DH is 3/4 of the way...
Forum: Waldorf   01-17-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By lyrebird
You could probably find instructions to make...

You could probably find instructions to make your own kaleidoscope...?
 
Here are a few ideas off the top of my head:
Playing with water filled bottles in the sun, making shadows and colours with...
Forum: Waldorf   11-23-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By lyrebird
We do the four candles with the four kingdoms...

We do the four candles with the four kingdoms (mineral, plant etc.) and this year I'm going to attempt to make an evergreen wreath. Haven't worked out how to do the candles yet (stand alone inside...
Forum: Waldorf   11-15-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,649
Posted By lyrebird
Thanks, PP, for this helpful explanation. I had...

Thanks, PP, for this helpful explanation. I had an inkling it was something to do with the mother figure/protection/warmth etc., but that quote is very clear and succinct. I might even take up...
Forum: Waldorf   10-20-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By lyrebird
hi, I just wanted to get a feel from people what...

hi, I just wanted to get a feel from people what sorts of things children (boys in particular) play with when they lose interest in all the nice wooden things like blocks, train tracks, vehicles,...
Forum: Waldorf   10-20-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By lyrebird
Here is how it all turned out:   Pied Piper...

Here is how it all turned out:
 
Pied Piper story (soft ending, not Grimms) outside on a mattress in the garden then each child gets a musical instrument and we play follow the leader inside the...
Forum: Waldorf   10-13-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By lyrebird
I have heard about this at school fairs, but...

I have heard about this at school fairs, but have never seen it and don't know how to make one, and would REALLY like to do one for my son's birthday party this weekend (yes, not much time, I know)....
Forum: Waldorf   05-11-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,812
Posted By lyrebird
Fantastic!!!! Thanks!

Fantastic!!!! Thanks!
Forum: Waldorf   04-30-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By lyrebird
We are finally planning a cubby house again -...

We are finally planning a cubby house again - this has been an on and off thing for a couple of years - and are getting stuck. Can anyone help with ideas/pictures/plans?
These are our...
Forum: Waldorf   04-27-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By lyrebird
Just a few ideas/comments.   I have found...

Just a few ideas/comments.
 
I have found the experience of a Steiner playgroup to have been very beneficial for understanding rhythm - and going once a week gives both the parent and child the...
Forum: Waldorf   04-27-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By lyrebird
Pre-kindy worked really well for us, but I had...

Pre-kindy worked really well for us, but I had to lug the baby along for pick ups and drop offs, which interfered with his sleep patterns and was exhausting in itself, especially as I have back...
Forum: Waldorf   04-20-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By lyrebird
Just a couple of ideas: -hummus (or other dip)...

Just a couple of ideas:
-hummus (or other dip) with vegies and bread or crackers.
-mini vegie quiches (can be frozen, pop one in every now and then)
 
-we make up our own yoghurt mix with honey,...
Forum: Waldorf   04-11-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By lyrebird
Try the school there, they should be able to put...

Try the school there, they should be able to put you in contact with a few people. There might even be a playgroup you could attend while you're there (as a visitor) to see how things are done in...
Forum: Waldorf   01-23-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By lyrebird
Hi  I'm not sure this really is what you're...

Hi 
I'm not sure this really is what you're after, but as someone who went through a Steiner high school I can say there was no "Waldorf" or "Steiner" way of drawing, we were encouraged in art...
Forum: Waldorf   01-19-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By lyrebird
For this age, I have seen recommended stories...

For this age, I have seen recommended stories about animals that the child can identify with - that are in the child's experience or surroundings. The swallows building their nests of mud under the...
Forum: Waldorf   01-19-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By lyrebird
Thanks, Ollyoxenfree!    Any others? Just...

Thanks, Ollyoxenfree! 
 
Any others? Just found this South African one: http://naturalsuburbia.blogspot.com/
 
Would love more Aussie blogs. 
Forum: Waldorf   01-19-2011, 05:05 PM
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Posted By lyrebird
I forgot one other point - it can be a lonely...

I forgot one other point - it can be a lonely road if you don't know anyone who is like minded - see if you can meet other families who are on a similar path - perhaps through the local Waldorf...
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