Dressing for the Weather: Layering 101

the power of outdoor play

On account of the warmish weather we’ve been having recently, our play yard can be summed up in one word: MUD! It’s hard to know how to dress your child(ren) when the weather is both wet and cold, and the …

New Parent Library Space!

All City of Lakes Waldorf School parents are welcome to borrow books on parenting, child development, Waldorf education, and more from our Parent Library. And thanks to the vision and hard work of parent volunteers Alison Hutchison and Kelly Deignan, this …

All Your Child Really Needs this Holiday Season

For many of us, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be overwhelming. During this time of year especially, we could all use a little encouragement to slow down, breathe, and focus on what is truly important. Internationally-renowned …

Rain, Mud, and the North Wind: The Power of Outdoor Play

the power of outdoor play

The forecast is for more of the same wonderful weather we’ve had so far this week. Yes, it’s messy… but how many people don’t have at least one or two joyful childhood memories involving mud pies, puddle splashing, and rain-spout …

Separation Anxiety: Tips For Parents on the First Day of School

by: Anna Ridgeway, Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher  As the children begin the school year, many for the very first time, I would like to offer three simple suggestions in easing the important transition from home to school.  1. Visit our classroom. …