Ruby’s Waldorf kindergarten

bleubell tables

Waldorf kindergartens are beautiful. Truly they make my heart sing.

I was going to write about why Jason and I chose a Waldorf kindergarten for our children. But then I thought, I would ask Ruby what she likes about school instead.

Ruby told me that the best thing of all is swinging on the swings. She loves to go high. And swings as long as she can.

swingsBluebell window

Most days the children go on a nature walk with their teachers.

On their walks they go to ‘very good places’ where they see ducks, birds, lots of tree and bushes, and cars.

Bluebell playgroundBluebell outside

During inside time, Ruby likes to make little houses to play in. She uses wooden frames for the walls and quilts for the roof. It makes them a little dark, but the light still shines through.

Her teacher told me, that a little boy asked to play in her house this week but Ruby wasn’t quite ready to share the space. So she suggested that he be her neighbour and build a house next door. Soon there was a whole row of little houses *smile*

nature-table-bluebell

chair

Through the day, Ruby tells me ‘they sing so much and play so much’.

At circle time they play a giant game, where they pretend to be giants stealing treasure from gnomes!

table dolls

pretty tree

And for lunch, Ruby eats eats vegetable soup one day, freshly baked bread rolls another and yummy millet bake.

At rest time, they lie on their mattresses and their teacher reads them whimsical stories about gnomes.

And Ruby tries not to sleep because she worries she will miss out on the best fruit for afternoon tea. She likes strawberries, apples, carrots and pears.

making bread dough

sunlight on the tables

Her teachers are good and kind. And they help her through the day, offering kind words and cuddles.

But the best things of all is going on the swings.

bluebell sign

You can read about Ruby starting kindergarten here and more about how they sing through the day here.

??? And follow along on Facebook and Instagram to see snippets of our days ???

Blessings, Kelly

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7 Comments

  • Reply Cynthia August 16, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Gorgeous perspective on this, Kelly x

  • Reply Penny August 16, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Oh Kelly, I love that you wrote what Ruby thought of her kindy. It sounds so special. I wish we had a place that magical for my little ones. Well, they’re not so little anymore. *cry*

    • Reply Kelly August 16, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      It was really sweet listening to her share her favourite things about kindy xx the years do go too fast!

  • Reply kate @ livinglovinglaughing August 19, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    oh so charming, what a happy and nurturing little space! no wonder she loves it and you do too! xx

  • Reply Renee August 20, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    so sweet 🙂 it definitely looks like such a lovely set up. I can see why she loves it so much

  • Reply trixi August 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    What a lovely idea to ask Ruby why she likes her kindy. I loved her answers. It seems like such a magical place.

  • Reply Nichole August 23, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    What a truly lovely account of her day through her eyes Kelly!

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