Nursery School


Nicholas is at a difficult age. Well, let’s be honest, sometimes it seems as if all his ages are difficult, but what I am talking about is his September 29 birthday. We could start kindergarten this year, but I don’t feel like he’s quite ready, emotionally. He’s definitely still “incarnating” in Waldorf-speak. On the other hand, he definitely has a desire to “do school” like his big brother and big sister. What to do, what to do…

I asked him what he wanted to learn about this year and, bless his heart, he said “Nursery Rhymes”. Since I traditionally do fairy tales in kindergarten, I was really excited by the idea of framing his nursery school year in nursery rhymes!

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Since it’s just myself and the little boys, we had a book day!

First, Nicholas chose five books from our bookshelves. His choices were:
More, More, More, Said the Baby, by Vera Williams
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr
The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci
Adelita by Tomie dePaola
Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow

We took each story one at a time, and spaced them out throughout the day.

After reading More, More, More, Said the Baby–one of my all-time favorites, by the way, both for the text and the effortless way it portrays multicultural families–we had fun playing with the baby. We played lots of piggy toes tickles, including one of my favorites: