"Prof. N. Raynov" Waldorf Kindergarten
As a Waldorf kindergarten, we are dedicated to helping little children thrive. We provide an environment full of love and warmth, songs, fairy tales, natural materials, arts and free play. Teachers get to know each child’s personality and together with its parents discuss how it walks along its own way, what it needs and how they can help it together.
Children at that age need to feel at home. They need caring, accepting and nurturing. The mild and natural colors, forms and materials as well as the spiritual warmth of the carers encourage children to relax and develop their individuality. Free play with natural materials (fabrics, wooden cubes, knitted bands, chestnuts, acorns, sea shells, and so on) is healthy food for fantasy, imagination and development of the senses. The daily, weekly and annual rhythms makes children feel secure.
In Waldorf education, we avoid “early intellectualization” as we consider it harmful to the kids. Kids become healthy and happy individuals only when they develop equally their body, soul and intellect. In their early years, the development of the body is extremely important. Hence, they need to play, create and socialize much more than they need to memorize facts, or learn to read and write.
Monday – Watercolor painting
Tuesday – Work with wool and natural materials
Wednesday – Beeswax modeling
Thursday – Bread kneading
Friday – Kindergarten cleaning or hiking in the woods
Monday – Rice with raisins
Tuesday – Barley with cheeseе
Wednesday – Millet with walnuts
Thursday – Rye breads kneaded by the children
Friday – Muesli (oat flakes and fruits)
Our kindergarten is located in a spacious house with a front and back yard full of trees, flowers, and covered in natural mulch. It belongs to a quiet neighborhood near downtown Sofia.
In the back yard, we grow an organic urban garden together with the kids.