In this episode of SparkleCast, Susan, David, and Rebecca talk about how to develop the festival life of your household or classroom by incorporating rhythm and attention to the natural world. They discuss how the story “A Little Bit of Light” not only demonstrates the “lantern walk” festival that is popular during the autumn season, but how the parents in the story make room for the child to discover the truth of the festival all on her own.
Story: “A Little Bit of Light” from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! Series.
Using objects from the natural world to inspire or deepen seasonal festivals
How parents can demonstrate rather than explain
Building an authentic and healthy relationship to lightness and darkness – not only with the seasons but with all the light and dark in life
SparkleCast Episode 5 – Developing a Festival Life with Susan Weber
More about Susan Weber!
Susan Weber is Director Emerita of Sophia's Hearth Family Center in Keene, New Hampshire. She brings many years as a Waldorf early childhood teacher, public school teacher and administrator, Waldorf early childhood training coordinator at Antioch University New England, and adult educator. She regularly presents the work of Sophia’s Hearth Family Center – as well as themes relating to the very young child – at local, national and international conferences. She is the director of our two level Waldorf early childhood teacher education program.
About the Author
Rebecca is Sparkle Stories' former production manager and co-host (along with David) of the SparkleCast podcast. She is also a writer, producer, and storyteller who performs in theaters, films, and living rooms. Find out more at rebeccabeegle.com.