Young children are in deep harmony with nature and our seasonal rhythm connects us more to the natural world. Nature is a world of rhythms - the rising and setting of the sun, the flowering of trees, the change of seasons... when we provide supporting rhythms for children, we harmonize their being, thereby aiding the development of their inner rhythms of sleep, digestion, circulation etc. Monthly themes, block study, seasonal festivals and celebrations, eating seasonal foods we grow and prepare together all reflect and support our connection to the seasonal rhythm.
Our daily rhythm is a gentle guide to the flow of our day. We do not adhere to a rigid time structure for the day but we do generally follow the same order so there is a natural predictability of what comes next. This natural predictability helps support positive transitions for the children - if they know what is coming next they feel more ease with the flow of the day:
Creative Free Play
Gross Motor Free Play
Lunch (Morning) or Snack (Afternoon)
As children arrive we have art projects and materials for the children to interact freely with. Our art projects are process based - please read our blog Raising Creative Thinkers with Process Art and Learning with Loose Parts for more details!
Magical Garden Soup!
See you next time!