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#1 of 4 Old 12-27-2009, 01:46 AM - Thread Starter
 
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ok, i'm about to really give waldorf first grade a shot. at least my version i got the christopherus curriculum, which looks great. but i keep reading about how it's a good idea to introduce the forms with a story. so...do i just make something up? sorry if this is a dumb question, but is there somewhere i can find some of these stories? i just need to understand the purpose they're to serve before i dive in and try to come up with my own. any other form drawing tips would be greatly appreciated!
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Yes, just make up your own stories. The purpose behind the story is to give the children an imagination to hold onto while they draw the form. It's much easier for children to think of a hiker going up and down mountains than to think "up, down, up down." It just gives them something a little more interesting to hold onto. Have fun making up stories, and feel free to make up whatever will speak most to your child.

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I'm moving this to the Waldorf subforum because your question is very specific to Waldorf .

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Like the PP said, the story gives an image to help the child visualize and move through the form. Don't feel like you need a full-fledged story plot, though. You can just give the form movement by relating it to something in the child's life or in a story she already loves, if you don't want to create a whole story.

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