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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Winding strings and other silly things

For Raven's 6th birthday we wound and wrapped and wrapped and wound. These small movements with the hands are known to help condition the fine motor skills for writing. The kids didn't notice that they were actually practicing for writing - they were just having fun winding up spider webs of yarn and wrapping mummies large and small. A fine trait of the Waldorf aesthetic is to mask the "work" of children through their play. It's a fine laced web not seen by the children that the teachers educate through. This was an attempt to incorporate this idea into birthday party fun.