RHYTHM : The
cosmos and human life functions on rhythm. Waldorf
education believes that a small child lives in the rhythm
of his breathing and of waking and sleeping. Therefore,
Waldorf education believes in rhythmic arrangement of a
child's day, so that his or her daily activities reflect
the natural order of life.
At God's own kids, GO
KIDS, a symphony of enjoyable child activities are
arranged around the clock, which are repeated day after
day and week after week. Morning prayer, cooking together,
nature walk, gardening, rest time, lighting candles before
story-time, singing , enacting and more follow in a
beautiful rhythm each day of the week. The tasks and their
arrangement is prescheduled for months and remain
undisturbed, so that children feel relaxed and know what
is coming next.
: Rhythms are supported by daily and orderly repetition of
tasks like arranging toys, chairs, utensils or shoes. Both
rhythm and repetition support healthy neurological
development of a child. Rhythm is deeply soothing and
makes children feel secure, it's predictability keeps them
anxiety-free. When rhythm and repetition is
well-established, discipline issues are also greatly
reduced and strong and positive habit patterns develop.
: Rhythm acquires a unique quality at GO KIDS because of
reverence attached to each act of the children and
teachers. The children are gently inspired to view the
things and world around them with wonder, gratitude and
beauty. Children are not taught but learn through
imitation to care for their surroundings, play things,
plants and also for their friends and families.