Rhythm is a part of nature and a part of being human. It is found in the beating of our hearts and in the rise and fall of our breath. Each day we experience the rising and setting of the sun and each year we experience the predictable changing of the seasons. Rhythm is a force of life that maintains us.


At London Waldorf School, our day is structured in such a way as to strike a balance between free play, where children use their own initiative, and activities where there are opportunities for group participation.

Daily rhythms allow the children to feel secure in their play, knowing that their world is a predictable one. An important part of the daily rhythm is the transitions that occur between activities. These transitions are aimed to help the children move between activities in a way respectful to them, without jarring them out of their play or making them feel rushed or stressed.

London Waldorf School.