Robin Kay is a preschool teacher with a special interest in Waldorf education. Robin lets us peak into the rhythms that help her home to run smoothly. She shares ideas for daily, weekly, cleaning, and meal routines.

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What We Talked About

Daily Rhythm:
Morning
  • 6:30 wake up
  • Breakfast
  • Morning chores (sweep, make beds, a few tasks on our cleaning rhythm)
  • Outdoor play
  • Snack
  • Daily activity* + Free play
Afternoon
  • Lunch
  • Tidy after lunch
  • Read books together
  • Nap/quiet time
  • Snack
  • Free play (I leave out a simple fine motor activity like scissors and strips of paper, or lacing beads that she can do if she’s interested)
Evening
  • Dinner prep
  • Dinner + tidy up
  • Music and dancing
  • Bath (every other night)
  • Stories + family prayer
  • Bed (7:30)
Daily Activity
On Mondays we bake.
On Tuesdays we paint.
On Wednesday’s we go to grandmas.
On Thursday we explore (a hike or more in-depth outdoor nature study).
On Friday we use our senses (water, goop, sand, play dough).
I also have a more in-depth rhythm example on my blog of what our rhythm was like last autumn.
Meal Rhythm:
Monday: Sandwich and soup
Tuesday: Tacos
Wednesday: Free day – at Grandma’s
Thursday: Pasta and salad
Friday: Stir-fry and dumplings
Saturday: Free day
Sunday: Pizza

Links Mentioned

Heaven on Earth

Simplicity Parenting

Whole Family Rhythms Website

Cleaning Rhythm from homesongblog.com

Customizable Cleaning Rhythm printable

Peterson Field Guides: Edible Wild Plants, Birds, Medicinal Plants and Herbs,

Connect with Robin

Instagram: @twentyventi

Blog: twentyventi.blogspot.ca

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