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The whole world has now had a glimpse into educating at home, and although what many experienced through the pandemic is not the same as the journey a homeschooler might be on, it did show us that a few well-chosen home education resources to support children’s learning can be invaluable.  How does creative play support learning and development? Creative play in a relaxed environment with lovingly made, vibrant and creative resources is infinitely suited to nurturing children’s natural curiosity.  Waldorf Family founder and

These little finger puppets are a great hand work project for older children or a wonderful one for adults to make and use in storytelling with younger children. Equipment 2 colours of felt, one white sheet at least 8.5cm x 10cm One bright spring colour at least 8.5cm x 10cm Thread White wool (for the tail) Instructions Cut 2 white rabbits pieces and two coloured rabbits pieces. Position the cut felt with the two colours pieces inside and the two white pieces on the outside of each side. (white, coloured, coloured, white) Sew around the

Many of us feel overwhelmed and disappointed by the commercialism of Christmas: it can help to think about what you want Christmas to mean for your family?The mood in our house, in the build up to Christmas, is one of stillness and peace, an intake of breath and joyful expectation, a pause before the breath is slowly released. Into that stillness comes the gradual building of excitment of Advent. There are many ways to bring Christmas into the home in a

Observation and Our Future: Observation is not simply noticing something. It's more than that. It's something that we all start doing from our childhood; something that is done intuitively. All science begins with the close observation and direct experience of physical world. From this foundation children can gather evidence and rather than just describing what others have found to be true children can actively work out the answers to questions themselves. In the 2006 PISA study into Austrian Steiner schools conclude that

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