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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.

waldorf rhythm examples

examples of waldorf inspired rhythms

Family Life
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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

Family Life
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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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back to school

home schooling supplies from myriad

Art & Crafts
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“From as far as the stars, To here where I stand, I come to use my right and left hand… To draw, to paint, to make, to knit, For work so fine my hands are fit.” The recent unreal events have turned many of our lives upside down, and with the schools closed, many of

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spring & easter celebrations

Celebrations
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“Blessings on the blossoms, Blessings on the fruit, Blessings on each leaf and stem, Blessings on the roots.” Waldorf Mealtime Blessing, ‘The Meadowsweet Year’, Caroline Acworth spring & easter celebration ring We love the Grimm’s birthday ring as it can be used in so many ways for lots of different occasions. Add decorations, candles, or

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wet felting

felted hand washing soap ball craft and song

Art & Crafts
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With hand washing being so important right now, we thought it would be fun to make Felted Hand Washing Soap Balls to help encourage our youngest members of the family to enjoy washing their hands longer than a quick splash. We have also included and filmed us singing the Hand Washing Song we learnt in

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window art – kitpas & kite paper

Art & Crafts
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Window Art to cheer us all up! As we were all dealing with covid19 lockdown and social distancing, someone came up with a lovely idea to cheer children up on their daily walks – a RAINBOW in the window! From there on, Myriad customers have been using Kite Paper and Window Crayons to brighten their

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myriad home school – what children need

Education
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These ideas came to mind when considering the home school challenges for many families now face with children at home and wondering what to do. I have made an simple list of MOVEMENT, NATURE, ARTS, WORK & PLAY, no specific order intended. By no means is this list exhaustive or prescriptive, merely some thoughts to

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waldorf easter craft

an easter tale of transformation

Art & Crafts
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A lovely craft activity for young children at Easter As the season turns, life springs up all around us, the Lenten period bridging the cold winter days with the unleashing of new life, the abundance of nature, of new birth and resurrection. Simple nourishing storytelling, natural materials and some added magic can deepen the child’s

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Mother’s Day ‘Spring’ Craft

Art & Crafts
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Sweet little boxes with a delightful SURPRISE! This lovely craft was inspired from an idea in the ‘Paper Folding With Children‘ book. It’s a very sweet way to make use of a child’s beautiful wet-on-wet painting. We will show you how to cut and fold a watercolour painting and some origami paper into a surprise

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