Learn to knit purl, or teach it to your kiddos. Today I show you how to knit purl and tell you a little rhyme I used with Class One in my Waldorf Handwork Teacher life. The Rhyme: Into the cave Poor purl is stuck Wrap around, pull her out Seal the cave shut Below is… Continue reading Purl Knitting, Waldorf Styles
Waldorf Handwork 4 reasons why children need it. Today I discuss why I think Handwork is fundamental to a well rounded, holistic education. The four reasons I mention are…… It builds RESILIENCE It encourages PROBLEM SOLVING It encourages COMMUNITY BUILDING and it helps children BUILD A CONNECTION WITH NATURE. Whether your children are in a… Continue reading Why Children Need Handwork
In this most recent video I show you how to cast off and sew up your gnome. I also wanted to just write a wee thing about how great knitting is for teaching number concepts. Children using their times tables, addition and subtraction and multiple other skills while knitting. It’s a really practical engagement way… Continue reading Educational musings and casting off your knitting
Kia Ora, Today we knit! I’m gonna share with you a few stories and rhymes to really help you and/or your children pick up the wonderful skill of knitting. Traditional taught in Waldorf schools in class one, Knitting is not just for fun. It’s great for developing those fine motor skills, introducing math concepts, gives… Continue reading
How to finger knit two ways! Today I am showing you how to make a loop to start your knitting AND to finger knit two different ways. This is the peeerfect activity to teach your child. In this tutorial I also share the little story I tell the children as I’m teaching this. Let me… Continue reading Finger Knitting Tutorial, Waldorf Crafts
Link to the latest YouTube vid https://w3 Easy Ways To Make Your Home More Waldorf-yww.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvv8joxpjOQ Kia Ora! Today I list the 3 easy ways to bring waldorf principles into your home. You don’t need to go out and buy a whole lot of natural toys (although it is fun to do that), my belief is that… Continue reading 3 Easy Ways To Make Your Home More Waldorf-y
Friends! I’ve started a YouTube channel called the Mystic Mama NZ. It’s gonna be filled with craft tutorials, parenting adventures and spiritual musings. In this first post I introduce my whanau (family) and tell you how we managed to get Phoenix into a good feeding routine. Please subscribe and follow along. Let me know what… Continue reading The Mystic Discoveries on Youtube!