Parent and Child Waldorf Group - December
Rhythm in your home
Kim John Payne explains Rhythm perfectly:
"Meaning hides in repetition. we do this every day or every week because it matters. We are connected by this thing we do together. We matter to one another. In the tapestry of childhood, what stands out is not the splashy blow - out trip to Disneyland but the common threads that run throughout and repeat: The family dinners, nature walks, reading together at bedtime (with a hot water bottle at our feet on winter evenings) Saturday morning pancakes.
A rhythmic home life has a pattern and flow. It's cadences are recognisable, and knowable, even to the youngest member of the family, because the primary patterns, daily, weekly are so well established, life's other sequences - seasonal, annual-fir smoothly over well - worn grooves. The tempo of a rhythmic daily life is described by a child, would sound something like this. " This is what we do on a school day mornings. " Before we leave the house we..." " When I get home from school I... " " When my mum or dad starts dinner I." " Before bed on winter evenings, we love to..." " The thing I love about Saturday mornings is... " When one us is sick, we always, " The special thing we do someone's birthday is coming up is " We are connected by the things we do together, there is regularity, consistency to what we do as a family."
You'll notice as I have talked about our Rhythm for our Waldorf group is clearly recognisable.
When we arrive we say hello and welcome.
We sit together for stories and songs and light our candle
We move into our nature walk naturally from here
Once we finish the walk the children are naturally into their free play
We then have lunch
I'm setting up the craft and the children can come over when they are ready
We then end with a story and free play before we say our goodbyes
Young children thrive on Rhythm
As Mothers, our role is to provide a warm, loving, and nourishing environment for our little ones. When we provide rhythmic days for our young children they feel much more connected, calmer, and understand what comes next.
Also having certain things on certain days
An idea of our daily Rhythm at home
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The Heartbeat of the Home a 5-week self-paced course supporting you with creating your family Rhythm to bring more joy, meaning, and connection into your home.
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What can creating a strong, anticipated Rhythm do for your family?
- Rhythm is your best friend and guide with young children
- It is the heartbeat of your home life
- It is what helps you stay on track with your family values, to live a more purposeful life.
- It helps you to make time for the things that are important to you and to stop and notice what is working and what is not.
- Rhythm helps you to stay in the flow doing the things that are important to you in the most simple way possible.
- It can help you to stay calm and focused in situations and be able to hold space for your children and yourself.
- It helps you and your children to feel more comfortable about what is coming next.
- It allows you to feel more confident as a parent with less conflict and unpredictability.
- Helps you to strengthen your relationships and connections whilst making time for what is important every day.
- Simplifying your often hectic life into doable dependable and steps to bring more joy into your family life.
- Helps you to complete tasks and purposeful work without feeling guilty and become something you enjoy alongside your children.
I hope this is helpful for you and I hope you check out the course and join us in February for The Heartbeat of the Home
Lot's of love