houseplants (Seeds of Joy at Home): Daily Rhythm
Rhythms are one of the most important parts of a Waldorf inspired curriculum. Because the early years are a time of exploration and rapid learning, they are also a time of great uncertainty for the young child. Children long to feel secure in the world.
Rhythms help children anticipate what comes next, such as the time of day, the days of the week, or the seasons, and therefore help children feel more confident and secure in their environment. Rhythm allows children to relax and focus on the task at hand.
You need not overcomplicate your rhythm. Don't worry about scheduling every hour, just find a way to move through the day with predictability. It's helpful to create a visual representation of rhythm for your child to help further organize the day.
This is our visual rhythm.
Tidying up between activities helps signify transition
Add some ritual throughout the day, such as a home "good morning" song or a "circle time" incorporating a few songs and movement
Save this graphic and create your own!