|BENICIO, NEARLY 2|
First I want to share a beautiful series of photos from one of our favorite things, our Waldorf-based play dough art group. We meet weekly with a handful of other mamas and toddlers in a beautiful garden setting to make all different types of play dough from scratch. We've made "snow" play dough with silver sparkles in it, herbal play dough scented with sage and lavender, pink and red play dough for Valentines day, and more.
In true Waldorf style there are songs to accompany each task, and the little ones get to do all the measuring, pouring, sifting and stirring themselves. They're encouraged to sift their hands through the silky flour, really knead the gloppy dough, and get as messy as they like to. (Neuroscience shows that sensory play is critical in childrens' learning processes and brain development.)
|BENICIO & LULU, ROLLING IN DOUGH :)|