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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.

myriad advent window stars

myriad advent window stars – please join us!

Art & Crafts
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create, imagine & play along with myriad this advent! starts 29 november – first advent sunday Join us in making a beautiful advent window display throughout the days of advent. Share with our online community and share with your local community! On your walks in your neighbourhood, you may spot another Myriad Advent Window being

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myriad advent gnome garden

a magical waldorf advent gnome garden

Art & Crafts
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To add to the wonder of Advent we have made an Advent Gnome Garden on our window sill, and each morning during Advent something new will magically be in the gnome garden and the children can see if they can spot it, and the little gnomes will be busy doing something different.  An exciting part

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celebrating a meaningful advent

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At Myriad we love Advent – a time of waiting and anticipation…for Christmas to arrive, the crowning festival of the year! We are sharing some of our favourite ideas for a beautiful and meaningful Advent here, and also in our other advent journal that focuses on different creative ways to use the Grimm’s Advent Spiral.

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advent spiral ideas & themes for celebrating a light-filled advent

Celebrations
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“In the deep and dark wood’s heart Where moans the North Wind cold, You will find a sun-filled cave When you walk a spiral road. Shimmering stars will sing above To the crystals that glitter below, While you draw your light from a flame so bright Bringing warmth to the sparkling snow.” ‘Adventsong’ by Eugene Schwartz, The Waldorf Book

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season table / nature corner – why & how to

Education
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What is a Season Table / Nature Corner? A special designated space in the home that is dedicated to reflecting the seasonal characteristics of the natural world around us. With seasonally chosen colours and natural objects changing in accordance to nature outside, this special space connects us with the rhythmic flow of the seasons.  Michaelmas

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thoughts on diversity, inclusion & waldorf play

Education
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Our world, it seems, and I do sincerely hope,  is going through a deep and profound process of change: of social justice and revolution. Although,  there is still a long, long journey ahead to undo the years of systematic racism that is so prevalent worldwide in our political systems, societies and communities. There is light,

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purposeful work

purposeful work in the home with children

Family Life
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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

Art & 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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