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I love how a Waldorf inspired curriculum lends itself to some of the activities I want to do with our children anyway....like our homesteading activities. A curriculum that encourages outside time every day, regardless of the weather, is well suited for a homestead that requires outside time each day. A curriculum that places a great deal of importance on nature is well suited for a homesteading lifestyle.
Through our gardening, and including our kids in this process from planting seeds to talking about the importance of water conservation, our children learn to care for the earth's resources and how following through with a project from start to finish bears fruit (literally).
Through our backyard chicken keeping, they learn a connection to their food and where it comes from that most children don't have.
A bowl of chicken, duck and turkey eggs on the kitchen counter...
We currently have 10 chickens, 8 ducks and 7 turkeys here at Brighton Park; including three new baby turkeys. This is "Zorro" (left) and his two friends. They arrived last week.
Through horses, our kids are learning the importance of following rules and learning responsibility.
Through handicrafts, they learn critical thinking, pattern reading, experience creativity and the joy that comes with making something with their own hands.
This coming summer and school year, our homestead adventures are expanding. We are learning wool felting and candle making. And having been an avid soap maker since moving to Arizona in 2000, I hope to share that with you as well.
I am honored that Brighton Park has been included in the Top 50 Farm Blogs by Seametrics.com for our homesteading blog/posts.
To see their write up on Brighton Park, and visit the other great
farming and homesteading blogs on their list, click here.
To read more of our Waldorf Wednesday Posts in this series, click here.
Do you incorporate nature and the outside in your homeschool? I love reading your comments!