Silk and Wood Childhood

Wavee Boards for Creative Play

Wavee Boards for Creative Play

Rocker boards have been used in Waldorf classrooms around the world for years and are now becoming a staple of creative family's playrooms as well. Teachers used to make them for their on classroom use and now companies have started making them in batches so everyone can enjoy them! Our Wavee boards are beautiful and versatile. Much like a playsilk, they are open ended and require imagination to make them "work". Children use them for standing on to rock, sitting on like a boat, turning them over to slide down, rolling cars down, bouncing balls off of, balancing two kids together,...

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Magical Playsilks with a Señorita Twist!

Magical Playsilks with a Señorita Twist!

What do you like about playsilks?  We would love to hear about how your kids play with silks and pretend.

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Waldorf Valentine Envelope-Make Your Own!

Waldorf Valentine Envelope-Make Your Own!

Part 1: Making the water color paper Materials:Watercolor paper (8x10 or larger)Watercolor paint (we used liquid water colors)Sponge (for cleanup)Pain- brushesSmall containers for water and paintsShallow pan to soak the watercolor paper Water Start by soaking a sheet of watercolor paper in a shallow pan or dish for at least 15 minutes. While that paper is soaking, set out sponges on a water safe surface (kitchen table works great!).  Set out paintbrushes, and place paint into small containers. Pull the watercolor paper out of the water and let any excess water drip back into the pan for a few seconds. Lay...

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Green Halloween!

Green Halloween!

This Halloween why not chose dressup items your kids will use year round? Playsilks, fairy dresses, wings, crowns, garlands and many more of our items can be combined to create lovely fun costumes. Natural, soft, beautiful silk instead of itchy one time use costumes-eco-friendly and green as silk is an earth friendly fiber.  Some fun ideas from our Facebook fans: a silk queen, a blue and green peacock, a pumpkin princess, a super fish, a rainbow unicorn, Grandfather Twilight, sea goddess, rapunzel, and a pirate in a tutu. Leave a comment of an idea you or your child could make...

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Children's Work is Play!

Children's Work is Play!

Free play, imaginative pretending and having parents who leave time and space for their kids to have freedom to explore are in my experience some of the most important ingredients for enriching childhoods. I've been so impressed with Mrs. Ewing's children, her mothering and ideas about play. So I asked her if I could share some of her ideas and her kids play here on the blog. Here is what she has to say: The toys are kept near where she works so the kids play close to her. They are open ended and beautiful. This is her daughter playing midwife unicorn,...

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