Baby Step 15

Dear Mama, If you're feeling overwhelmed about starting the homeschooling year, come join us on our baby steps path to a peaceful home and rhythm.  Start at baby step 1!  Love, Kelly Today we’re going to pick one artistic skill to practice and learn.

Waldorf-inspired homeschooling uses storytelling and the arts for teaching, so it asks a lot of parents. Learning how to knit, sew, play recorder, paint, and draw….it’s a lot!

I recommend you work on one skill at a time. Pick one new thing to learn, pick a time on one or more days a week to practice, find a resource to work with, and keep working on that one skill until you’re comfortable with it. Then start practicing something else.

Will it ruin your child for life if you don’t teach knitting until next winter? Or if you wait to teach recorder until second grade? Absolutely not!

It’s a beautiful and wonderful thing for you to become more skilled in the creative arts over time and for you to teach them to your child. So do get started - but make your goal realistic by starting with one thing.

That’s it!  If you want to celebrate and find motivation with other awesome mamas, head over to this post on facebook and let us know what you'll be working on first!

P.S.  It's our last week of baby steps!  How are things going?  Let us know in the comments below!