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We've always leaned to unschooling with our kids, but I'm trying to add more rhythm and imaginative play into our lives. This is more to discipline myself than anything else. DS does so much better when he knows how the day will go and in the past few weeks of experimentation, I've found that singing predictable little tunes really helps when we transition from one activity to another. That said, I'm looking to meet families in the area who have a Waldorf-inspired home environment. I've never been a very organized person, and this rhythm thing doesn't come easily to me. Anybody out there?
 

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hi laura!<br>
we are in providence and work with Enki (<a href="http:" target="_blank">www.enkieducation.org)</a>....<br>
might be a bit of a hike...anyway just thought i would chime in<br><br><br>
best,<br>
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Are you in any local playgroups or anything? I know there are some Waldorf moms in the group.<br>
this is the link to the crunchy crew (fun discussion group- really big)<br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheCrunchyCrew/?yguid=220966181" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheCru...guid=220966181</a><br>
Local AP Playgroup (I run this one and it's been lacking on actual playdays lately)<br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CTAttachmentParentingPlaygroup/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CTAtta...tingPlaygroup/</a>
 

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The Meadowbrook Waldorf School, about twenty miles from New London, has parent/child classes throughout the school year (this doesn't help you now, of course, since summer's starting).<br><br><a href="http://www.meadowbrookschool.com" target="_blank">www.meadowbrookschool.com</a><br><br>
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Thanks to all who responded. I'm on the crunchy crew list, but it's too high traffic for me to keep up with. Perhaps I'll ask around there too.<br>
David, we visited Meadowbrook for the May Faire. A friend of ours has two daughters in the school and invited us to come. We were very impressed with the campus, the students, and the staff. That's what made me pull out the Waldorf-based parenting books that were gathering dust on my bookshelf. When I read through them the first time, ds1 was an infant, and I didn't see myself ever being able to create the kind of home environment Waldorf advocates. Now it still seems like a stretch, but I also better understand the value. We're very low media and the kids have all natural toys, but our life is sort of hectic and unpredictable, which is really hard on the kids. I had seen the parent-child program mentioned on the Meadowbrook website, but couldn't find info there about when it meets or how much it costs. It's a bit of a hike for us, but it might be worth it.
 

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we are :)<br>
And we have friends in east lyme that we visit about every other month.<br>
I have a 3 yr old dd and ive in northern RI.
 

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We loved the meadowbrook school's parent child program. We did one session and really enjoyed it. Ds LOVED it!<br><br>
Wish it wasn't so far and $$ to send him for preschool. I don't think I'd do it beyond that, but it has such a beautiful preschool area.<br>
Just wanted to recommend it. They will send you info if you call and request. You just sign up and it's $90 I think.
 

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have you checked out the RI homeschool yahoo group?<br><br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SOSinformation/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SOSinformation/</a>
 

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I'm on the sos list ;-) I helped to start it years ago!!!<br>
I have a 13 year old ds that's in ps now, but when I did hs him I was more active. Now that my dd is 4 I plan on being more active again<br><br>
here's the main web page, has a ton of really good links<br><br><a href="http://www.soshomeskoolri.org/" target="_blank">http://www.soshomeskoolri.org/</a>
 

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That's what made me pull out the Waldorf-based parenting books that were gathering dust on my bookshelf. [/QUOTE]<br><br>
i was wondering if you could post some of these titles.<br><br>
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