We started our own Waldorf inspired playgroup. Inviting like minded parents and their children to join us for a warm and nurturing playgroup morning.
The mornings start outside, with the nourishing scent of spelt bread dough calling to little and big hands to shape and mould it into bread rolls. While the rolls are baking for our morning tea, children play on a rug beneath a tree, with playsilks, blocks and twisties. Other children explore the beautiful garden, riding bikes and trikes or working the hand water pump.
While the children play, the parents are engaged in purposeful work alongside them. Such as cutting fruit for morning tea, sweeping or knitting. The purposeful work allows the children to engage more deeply in their play. Soon we will start making toys for our little playgroup, like tree branch blocks and felt animals.
As the freshly baked bread comes out from the kitchen the children surround the table, helping to spread the butter, sneaking a taste here and there. The toys are packed away to a whimsical song about a dusty gnome before we say a blessing for morning tea.
Seasonal songs and fingerplays are enjoyed before we head off on a nature walk. Into the bush and to a dam where the children can explore. Our lovely morning closes with a puppet show ~ story telling that captures the childrens’ imaginations with its simplicity and beauty.
I am so thankful that my lovely friend and I took the leap to make this a reality.