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Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Rudolf Steiner (he of the Waldorf educational philosophy) called rhythm the 'carrier of life' and encouraged the marking and celebration of the round of days and seasons for children.

In Waldorf philosophy, each day of the week is given a rhythm and character of its own, aided by the assignment of a colour to each day. Incorporating that colour into the day through crafts, clothing and other means, helps create the rhythm of a week for young children.

These needlefelted 'Day of the Week' gnomes are approx. 3" tall~ one for each day of the week. Each is made in a variety of shades of the colour of the day and between them there are seven different skin tones and beard colours for diversity. These little fellows can be helpful signs for each day, displaying or playing with the gnome on his particular day to help create a rhythm ~ children will become familiar with the ordering of the week as they choose the gnome for the day and build him into their routine.

Completely needlefelted, 100% wool. Best suited for children over 3, although younger children will enjoy these little guys with close supervision (due to size).

Currently available in our Etsy shop.


Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Just lovely, as are all of your items!

Tan Family said...

What a great idea! Beautiful little gnomes. Good luck with sales. :)

elsie said...

I'm so excited to have just discovered your amazing etsy shop and blog on a forum thread!! I couldn't love your work more...

come on over and visit me sometime:

Sarah Knight said...

looks lovely : )

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