this morning after we dropped Hugo to school, Arch and i went to our local Steiner playgroup. after a few persistent phone calls from me, the leader of the play group rang me yesterday and offered us a place on a Thursday morning. of course i jumped at the chance, and so this morning, with a piece of fruit in hand we went to our first session. no sooner was arch out of the car he briefly stopped so i could take a photo and then he ran up to the front door.
this is the first time i have done anything solely for arch, with arch ( how bad is that!!) but we had a magical morning. he settled into the groove of a very established group of children and parents ( not sure if i did as well as him!!) and happily played and experienced the mornings activities. we had been to visit at the start term and Archie loved it and so today was no exception.
i love parts of the Steiner philosophy especially for early childhood. i love to simplicity, the creativeness, the gentle rhythms, the flow of play, song, creativeness.
Receive the child with gratitude
Educate them with love
Let them go forth in freedom.
we had a lovely peaceful morning and arch was asleep in the car before we got home.i am looking forward to our Thursday mornings together, to continue building on our relationship.