In this week’s “Sunday with Sarah” video, I discuss the benefits of string games such as Cat’s Cradle for children’s learning, and why a simple finger string is my favorite stocking stuffer or party favor for children 5 and up.
Did you play Cat’s Cradle or other string games as a child? Does your child play? What are your favorite string games?
I am often asked by parents who are waiting to transform their child’s playthings from commercial plastic toys to more natural Waldorf toys for my recommendations of the most essential Waldorf toys. This week on “Sunday with Sarah” I share five of my top picks and discuss the play value of each.
Keep in mind that if you are limited by budget some of these toys can be handmade or built oneself!
1:00 Heavy Baby Waldorf Dolls 2:30 Play Silks (Playsilks) 4:00 Ostheimer Wooden Toys 5:16 Waldorf Play Stands (Playstands) 6:35 Wooden Play Kitchens 7:23 Waldorf Rocker Board 10:09 Upcoming Giveaway – Win a Waldorf Rocker Board!
I don’t think I’ve been as excited about introducing a new toy since I introduced our Waldorf Rocker Boards at Bella Luna Toys almost two years ago.
I have long been on the lookout for great Waldorf outdoor toys to add to our collection, but, like everything offered at Bella Luna Toys, they must be beautiful, all-natural, and encourage open-ended play and creativity. Further, outdoor toys should invite large-motor movement like jumping, climbing and building. The pickings have been slim.
So imagine my excitement when the inventor of a new wooden outdoor play set contacted me about partnering to offer his yet-unnamed construction set at Bella Luna Toys.
Once I saw this video of the newly-monikered ImagiPlanks in action, I knew this was a match made in heaven!
As you can see, kids can use ImagiPlanks to build an infinite variety of fun and cool structures: