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Home - Project DEFY. Playful Factory Toy Blog. Child Directed Play - Alpine Coop Preschool. How do we support Child Directed Play in the Co-op Classroom?

Child Directed Play - Alpine Coop Preschool

A big part of our daily routine in the co-op classroom is child directed playtime. Stanley Greenspan, author and researcher, has said that "floor time" or "child directed play is "creating an opportunity fo the child to bring you into his or her world. " When adults spend just short periods of time engaged in play with children we enhance our relationships with them. Many adults do not know HOW to play with children.

They may feel embarrassed at doing childish things, feel thay have to supervise play, give too much structure or feel the need to get things done "right" and "act like a teacher" in order for the child to learn. The Elements of Floor Time or Child Directed Play in the Classroom: How to Find a True Play-Based Preschool - Starlighting MamaStarlighting Mama. True play is child-directed and child-initiated.

How to Find a True Play-Based Preschool - Starlighting MamaStarlighting Mama

When I wrote about Centers in child care programs last week, a reader asked me a fundamental question: How do you find a play-based program? How do you know if a preschool or daycare is truly play-based? Her question deserves a thorough answer. Facebook. Let the children play. Journey Into Play. Philosophy - Playful Learning. Playful Learning is the magic that takes place when you meld a child’s natural sense of curiosity with thoughtfully planned learning experiences.

Philosophy - Playful Learning

Children are natural scientists, artists, mathematicians, authors, and scholars. From the time they’re born they seek information about the world around them in an effort to construct meaning and further their development. Children have an inherent drive to learn and make sense of their reality. Natural Wonders Play Studio. Grade 1 2 arithmetic verses. Littlest Birds » Blog Archive » The Quality of Numbers. And there it is, in a nutshell . . . one of the reasons why, in my opinion, the Waldorf approach stands apart from all other educational methods.

Littlest Birds » Blog Archive » The Quality of Numbers

The first formal lesson a child receives regarding the complex world of mathematics — the Quality of Numbers. In this lesson the numbers one through twelve are presented to the first grade student, not just as abstract signs representing a quantity, but as symbols with an essential identifying nature, a quality. For example, the number ‘one’ is presented along with its quality of wholeness, unity, individuality, ‘two’ with its relationship to duality, as well as to the concept of opposites, and so on. As I presented this main lesson block to Starling, I witnessed for the first time what I had read about regarding the importance of teaching to a child’s feeling life. Grade One Math - The Four Processes. We love how Waldorf introduces all four math processes together in Grade 1.

Grade One Math - The Four Processes

It just makes more sense, and it takes the fear factor out of multiplication and division. Introducing stories and characters for each process brings the numbers to life, and the stories help children remember the function of each process. Here are some pictures of Wilson with his home main lesson books, telling us stories about the characters and asking us for more math problems.

"A farmer digs three holes in the ground and plants two seeds in each hole. " Child draws the picture, below, and figures out that 2+2+2=6, or 2x3=6. You Know What Mama...: Waldorf Math: A Story for Learning Place Value and the Value of Stories for Learning. There's a thing about Waldorf that if you know even a teeny bit about Waldorf, you know Learning Through Story is Big.

You Know What Mama...: Waldorf Math: A Story for Learning Place Value and the Value of Stories for Learning

I know a teeny bit (and that's about it) about Waldorf -- so I at least know about the importance of Story. There's a large body of Steiner theory about why Story is important. I've skimmed about .01% of it. And I don't plan on reading any more. Because I don't need to know why Rudolf Steiner thinks Story is important.

Stories about people, even fictional people, stick with us. Sometimes, dependent upon the story, it's like the fictional people are part of our lives. Serendipity: Gnomes and Gnumbers: A Mathematical Tale. In which the gnomes learn the VALUE of their PLACE.

Serendipity: Gnomes and Gnumbers: A Mathematical Tale

By this time the clearing was littered with baskets thrown here and there. Some were filled with gemstones and others had been toppled over. The mountain of gemstones was still high above the gnomes, but gems were now scattered everywhere, some in even numbered piles and some mismatched in odd groupings. The gnomes knew that they must continue counting in order to find the secret of numbers, but they were getting more and more frustrated the longer they tried to count. And while they were happy that Old Dismas had explained the difference between odd and even numbers, they still knew that there were far more gemstones than they were able to count on their own. Math Gnomes: Plus. I think Waldorf Math Gnomes are one of the most magical ways to introduce the math processes!

Math Gnomes: Plus

It all begins with a story! Once, a long time ago, there lived a Gnome King. He loved the jewels found deep in the earth and asked for special helpers to fill his treasure chest. Four very special Gnomes came forward offering their services. The first noble Gnome was Gnome Plus. Waldorf Gnomes. Math Manipulatives Every subject in Waldorf Education is accentuated with imagination.

Waldorf Gnomes

With children under 7 (and you can stretch that to about 9), it is helpful to have a pictoral and active demonstration of abstract mathematical notions. Pictured above are examples of objects you can use and easily make by hand for your children, most of these items (not all) are used in a waldorf settings. Math Gnomes Prior to starting this block, I had noticed on other waldorf comment boards and sites, the mention of math gnomes. Why We Homeschool - Racheous - Respectful Learning & Parenting. Discussing homeschooling is kind of like talking about breastfeeding in that it can come across as bashing mainstream education.

Why We Homeschool - Racheous - Respectful Learning & Parenting

That is not my intention. Nor am I trying to ‘convert’ anyone or say that I know best. I’m just sharing for those who have asked and are interested. Why We Homeschool - Racheous - Respectful Learning & Parenting. Turning the tables: questions for school parents - Racheous - Respectful Learning & Parenting. Imagine if when you told people you had chosen to send your kids to school, you were met with the kind of assumptions, judgement and questioning that is typical of families who have chosen to homeschool. Imagine that after all your research and thought, you were met with: The assumption that you homeschool and shock when they find out you’re not.

Them quizzing your child to check what school is teaching them. Outdated assumptions that don’t apply to modern schooling. The Sage Strategies Of Agile Families. Agile is a popular work process that at its core values input from each team member equally. Everyone is responsible for a portion of the work, but one member’s work is not deemed more “essential” than another. Thus, at the heart of the Agile strategy is the concept of “team,” and many professionals have taken to this workflow.

But what about that other team you’re on? You know, the one you come home to every night? Your family is your number one team, and there’s a lot to get done there, too. There is a growing movement of parents implementing agile strategies at home. Working Together Like agile practices in the workplace, agile families participate in daily stand-ups and weekly meetings. Welcome to School Around Us: a holistic, democratic education for your child!holistic education democratic child centered nature alternative non traditional parent run cooperative consensus.

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Article. Engaging%20School%20Handbook_0.pdf. The Crefeld School: Progressive Education. Progressive education has evolved over the years and the term is interpreted in many ways. However, there are a few elements that are common among all progressive schools and that are practiced among progressive educators. The common elements of respect for each individual and the development of the whole child are present in progressive schools.

Hands-on and experiential learning are also hallmarks of progressive education. At Crefeld, we also believe that schools have an obligation to develop critically engaged citizens and seek to achieve this is through a learner friendly curriculum in a community of individuals. Developing critically engaged citizens is essential in developing the habits of mind needed to participate in today’s global society. Other Resources — Progressive Education Network. Sam Chaltain Sam Chaltain is a DC-based writer and education activist. He works with schools, school districts, and public and private sector companies to help them create healthy, high-functioning learning environments.

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