Mar 22

The Dramatic Arts and the Waldorf Curriculum

Why are the dramatic arts considered an important component of the Waldorf curriculum? All Waldorf students are expected to carry a role, which includes memorizing lines and learning music and blocking. In addition, most students will participate in the visual aspect of these productions by creating props, sets and costumes. In this way, students engage the practical work of their hands toward a communal artistic enterprise. By the time the students have reached middle school age, they have become used to performing in front of an audience and have internalized many of the aspects of stagecraft.

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Oct 9

Why Waldorf Students Knit

A child who is knitting a hat or a toy kitten sees their will transformed into art. They see their focused, detailed work turn into something beautiful and purpose filled. They experience how the conceptual becomes concrete. But knitting also teaches more than abstract concept mastery. It also teaches simple and complex mathematics; hand, eye and brain coordination; sensory integration; and resiliency of habit… all while promoting peace of mind.

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