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At Myriad Natural Toys & Crafts we specialise in quality natural play products, toys, art and craft materials,
made with reverence for the child and the environment.

purposeful work

purposeful work in the home with children

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My own experience of purposeful work in the home came from my Mum and Nanna . As a child I would stand by my Nanna’s  side and watch as she so delicately rubbed cubes of cold butter into flour to make pastry for her famous apple pie, I would have a go myself, I would

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midsummer crafts

midsummer crafts

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Let’s celebrate Midsummer Day, The spirits of light all dance and play, So join your hands and let us sing… ‘The Sun, he is our shining king!’. J. Aulie As part of the festivities of Midsummer it’s wonderful to make some seasonal midsummer crafts to celebrate the sun, the long days of daylight, the feeling

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midsummer yarn sun craft

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Once again thou flames heavenward, Once again we see thee rise, Every morning is thy birthday, Gladdening human hearts and eyes. Every morning here we greet it, Bowing lowly down before thee, Thee the Godlike, Thee the changeless, In thine ever-changing skies. ‘Hymn to the Sun from Akbar’s Dream’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Towards the

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playing with gravity

exploring the elements – earth & gravity

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Running, running, Chasing, falling, Laughing, crying, Loving, playing” For Father’s Day this year, consider an exciting experimental kit and spend quality time together making your own fun and playing together – we are never to old for play! For some great Father’s Day fun, we chose the Kraul Big Cable Car Kit, seeing how far

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whitsun craft

whitsun dove kite craft activity

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The festival of Whitsun is often celebrated in Waldorf schools by wearing white, making doves or daisy chains and coming together to sing, play games or tell stories in different languages as a symbol of peace and unity.  It is also a celebration of all the different cultures within a diverse community, and spreading love and a

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whitsun daisy fairies

celebrating whitsun festival and whitsun season table ideas

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The festival of whitsun is often celebrated in waldorf schools by wearing white, making doves or daisy chains and coming together to sing, play games or tell stories in different languages as a symbol of peace and unity.  It is also a celebration of all the different cultures within a diverse community, and spreading love and a

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Flowers & Clay Craft Activity

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Flowers in Clay Craft Activity We wanted to preserve the lovely May flowers we picked by impressing some air drying clay and then painting it to make a pretty plaque for our season table display. This is a lovely craft activity for all ages – our very youngest can make one with assistance and gentle

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waldorf rhythm examples

examples of waldorf inspired rhythms

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Our previous post ‘A Waldorf Inspired Rhythm‘ written by our dear customer and friend Kelly (@thewaywewaldorf), explains the wonderful benefits for families and how a rhythm helps harmonise the day.  Following this, we have been inspired to see how some of our other lovely customers and the Myriad Enthusiasts have been putting together their daily

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rhythm home schooling

a waldorf inspired rhythm

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rhythm RHYTHM is a theme which runs throughout the entire length and breadth of Waldorf Education. It is especially important in Early Childhood, when change and transitions can often bring about anxiety. Rhythm can allow the child to safely rely upon what is going to happen each day. It is easily adaptable into the home

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