Dye Your Own Rainbow Playsilk At Home

Dye Your Own Rainbow Playsilk At Home

January 30, 2019 0 Comments

Dyeing your own rainbow playsilk is so easy! 

Here's what you'll need: 

1. The 3 primary colors: red, yellow and blue. In the video I'm using Jaqcuard acid dyes. You can get the exact dye I'm using here, or you can use food coloring from any grocery store - in fact, if you're dyeing with children, I recommend using food coloring.

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The Konmari Method & Waldorf Education

The Konmari Method & Waldorf Education

January 23, 2019 0 Comments

As I was driving to work today I started to think about the Konmari method and how similar it is to the Waldorf kindergarten teacher method that I was taught when I kids were little. I remember visiting in a classroom and getting to be a teacher helper, which was such a fun thing to do. The teachers had cleanup time after playtime in the morning. During cleanup time the children learned how to take care of things - fold them, roll them and put them away - and everything had a place and everything was stored in a certain way. It reminded me of the Konmari method that people are using now - how we're all working to clear out our shelves and closets and take care of our things. I was thinking what a nice lesson this is to teach our children.
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Waldorf Valentine Envelope-Make Your Own!

Waldorf Valentine Envelope-Make Your Own!

January 17, 2019 0 Comments

These beloved Valentine’s Envelopes are made in Waldorf kindergartens. My own sons loved them and I’ve saved some from their childhood. It’s what they put received cards from friends in at school to take home. You can make them yourself at home!
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Happy Chinese New Year! Year of the Pig

Happy Chinese New Year! Year of the Pig

January 17, 2019 0 Comments

Here is a story we tell the children about how the years got their animal names.

Long ago, in China, the Jade Emperor decided there should be a way of measuring time. On his birthday he told the animals that there was to be a swimming race. 

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Stuart Brown PHD-On the Importance of Play

Stuart Brown PHD-On the Importance of Play

November 12, 2018 0 Comments

The importance of play from babies, children, adults and play in animals. Studies and reflections of Stuart Brown from the National Institute of Play.
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Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

October 29, 2018 0 Comments

We love how simple and beautiful cloth wrap is. And your wrapping becomes another gift or can be reused year after year. Playsilks are especially beautiful as wrapping as the colors are bright and shiny and then children can play with them.
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