Sound 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.

This unit is designed to be taught during the Winter.


The art focus for this unit is watercolor pencils.
Watercolor Pencil Magic - by Cathy Johnson


The handwork focus is making musical instruments.
Making Gourd Musical Instruments: Over 60 String, Wind & Percussion Instruments & How to Play Them - by Ginger Summit & Jim Widess


The nature focus is creating a sanctuary garden.
The Sanctuary Garden: Creating a Place of Refuge in Your Yard or Garden - by Christopher Forrest McDowell and Tricia Clark-McDowell

Zen And The Art Of Knitting: Exploring the Links Between Knitting, Spirituality, and Creativity - by Bernadette Murphy

A Pebble for Your Pocket - by Thich Nhat Hanh

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