Here you are unlikely to see a young child sitting at a desk for long stretches of time. Movement is more than a way to exercise the muscles or “blow off steam,” it’s an important part of how people learn. We make sure children move throughout their day: stomping, clapping, balancing, playing games, moving as they practice math facts. Walks in nature, climbing, building and running are all part of our school day.
Waldorf educators have long understood the positive impact of movement and physical coordination on learning. Today, science is catching up as we learn more about how movement impacts early brain and motor development.
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