“Building on a child’s ability to feel joy, rather than pushing it aside, wouldn’t be that hard. It would just require a shift in the education world’s mindset. Instead of trying to get children to buckle down, why not focus on getting them to take pleasure in meaningful, productive activity, like making things, working with others, exploring ideas, and solving problems? These focuses are not so different from the things to which they already gravitate and in which they delight.”
– Beverly Amico for the AWSNA Executive Team
In a nutshell, this is why I love Waldorf a education!
Although I must admit that April 8th is my favorite day of the year, a very close second is February 7th, my dear mother’s birthday. I wrote this silly song for her a few years ago, and I’d like to share it again because, well, I think it is pretty funny. See what you think.
Happy 86th to the beautiful and brilliant B-O-N-N-I-E!