It is important for us that our children experience the world as a good and beautiful place. Therefore much consideration is given to the quality of materials and tools our children work and play with, as well as the colours and decorations in the room.
The children are encouraged to engage in artistic activities every day: Drawing with crayons and pencils, sculpting w
ith beeswax and clay, handwork and crafts with natural materials and creative recycling all inspire imagination (which, we believe, is the basis for intellectual thinking) and foster fine and gross motor skills.
A special artistic activity is the weekly watercolour painting: The wet-on-wet technique encourages an experience of colours rather than producing recognisable forms. The children experience the properties of colours by layering and blending them.
What Rudolf Steiner realized nearly 100 years ago, has been confirmed by the latest neurological research: The fine motor movements used in handicrafts helps and stimulates brain development. Our children start with simple, before moving to more complex tasks of simple sewing, weaving, basic carpentry and paper-craft. Working with good quality material provides a reach experience for the hands to send a host of signals to the brain and enhances neurological and motor functions. Crafting also provides a satisfying experience when you finish a task or a craft, which helps build confidence.