Texture Unit Overview
updated February 20, 2010
The Waldorf method emphasizes imaginative play, art and creative activities, music, storytelling, authentic handwork, and honoring the rhythms of the seasons and of life. The preschool years are recognized to be a special time in the development of the child.
In addition to writing the main unit plan, I wrote a series of six newsletter topics. They show how the original ideas in the unit
were actually implemented -- some were used, some were taken out, some new ideas were added in. I hope they show
how flexible the curriculum is intended to be and that you find the additional suggestions helpful.
This unit is designed to be taught during the Spring.
Art: The art focus for this unit is an exploration of painting styles.
Children and Painting
- by Cathy Weisman Topal
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- ed. by Cooper Edens
Handwork:The handwork focus is making toys for indoor and outdoor play.
The Children's Year: Crafts and clothes for children and parents to make
- by Stephanie Cooper, Christine Fynes-Clinton, Marye Rowling
Nature: The nature focus is the textures of the outside world.
Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You
- by Claire Walker Leslie