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Patricia Cornelius, Early Childhood Teacher and Faculty Chair at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia, shares a few very simple things parents can do to keep their young children learning at home.

With distance learning in place, many early childhood parents want to know how to help Pre-K and Kindergarten students carry on with the rich, open-ended play and work opportunities offered in Waldorf classrooms.

Patricia outlines the types of play materials to offer children for indoor play, the ways to ideally approach outdoor time and the importance of rhythm and meaningful work in the young child's life. 

She also emphasizes that while our children's community has gotten a little smaller, revitalizing the small community of family is a unique opportunity. 

“This is a wonderful time to revitalize and re-establish your family community. Take advantage of this time together to bond in ways you didn’t have time to do before. Connect with one another through shared experience and knowledge.”

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Photo Credit: Portland Waldorf School

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