Weekly Rhythms

In the first six weeks of school, building a relationship with the children and attending to security will be the most important task. Hand in hand with that will be establishing predictable rhythms that help build a feeling of safety and trust.

When we feel that children are comfortably established in a daily rhythm that allows them to feel secure in play and with each other, we will begin to introduce our weekly rhythms into the day.

At Waldorf Education, weekly rhythms include which foods are eaten on which days at snack time, and which activities occur on which days. For example, ” Tuesday” becomes “oatmeal day” and “painting day”.

For young children, this helps them to develop a sense of security and a relationship with time.

London Waldorf School.