I love the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Time just seems to slow down and I always forget what day it is!
A great time for reflection, when one year is ending and a new one beginning.
Today, I am sharing the ten most popular posts of 2016 at Art of Homeschooling. These ten posts garnered the most page views during the calendar year, in order from most views to least.
You shared these posts on Pinterest and Facebook, commented on them, or searched for these topics in google. Thank you!
Thank you for being here, for reading, commenting, asking questions, and sharing. I love my work: to empower and inspire you on your homeschooling journey.
Top 10 Posts of 2016 at Art of Homeschooling
- Learning to Read the Waldorf Way
In this guest post, Barbara Dewey shares all about the foundations of reading. “Your child WILL learn to read. You merely need to be a patient, enthusiastic, and playful, willing accomplice. You are helping your young spy to crack the code!”
- Movement Games
Learn how to make bean bags plus two verses, one about “King Winter” and my favorite “Calendar Rhyme” that begins with January, and suggestions for how to add movement games into your homeschool days.
- 6 Steps to Planning an Awesome Waldorf Homeschooling Year
In this six post series, I share specific, do-able steps to planning out your year. Those steps include: Blocks, Resources & Rhythm, Inner Work, Daily Rhythm, Lessons, and the Environment.
- Verses for Touch Points Throughout Your Day
Four verses for morning, lesson time, mealtime and bedtime.
- Celebrating Michaelmas at Home
I love this festival of strength and courage, and in this post, I share the link to a simple “Michaelmas Play” as well as the verses, “Brave and True” and “St. Michael.”
- The Lantern Festival
All you need to know to set up a lantern walk: how to make the lanterns, songs to sing, stories to tell. My favorite resources and ideas all in one place for celebrating the lantern festival.
- The Three Stages of the Waldorf Curriculum
A post from The Steiner Cafe. As you may know, Steiner never wrote out a detailed curriculum. Many believe he intended to eventually, but he died five years after the first Waldorf school opened. He did write a few outlines, and this is one of them; suggested subjects divided into three stages “Up to the 9th Year,” “Up to the 12th Year,” and “Up to the 15th Year.”
- Rhythm is (Always) the Answer
What is rhythm and how can it help us in our homeschooling? Includes a description of the three-part lesson in a two-day rhythm.
- Favorite Winter Holiday Books for Reading and for Giving
Over 50 family favorites listed by category for winter, Solstice, Chanukah, Christmas, and gift-making.
- Winter Solstice Sun Craft
Make this beautiful sun craft out of folded paper, and learn a verse to go along with it.
Top 5 Pages of 2016
- Resources for Waldorf-Inspired Homeschooling (This is the most popular page of all time on my website with over 35,000 views!)
- Just Getting Started with Waldorf Homeschooling?
- The Seven Lively Arts
- Waldorf Block Rotation for Grades 1-8
- The Waldorf Curriculum
Curious to see the lists from the past two years? Click below.
I want to thank you for being here. I find it so heartwarming that we can share encouragement and support over the internet, something I was skeptical about when I began little over three years ago. But I really do feel uplifted by sharing our journeys to bring the lively arts to our children and families. I hope you do, too.
May 2017 be a year of joy and connection for you and your family,
All gems, for sure. Happy 2017 to you and yours Jean!
Thank you so much, Penny! And a happy 2017 to you and your family.