Weekend giveaway: $200 kindergarten curriculum from Lavender’s Blue Homeschool

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Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway, sponsored by Lavender’s Blue Homeschool:

From Kelly at Lavender’s Blue:

“My goal is to support parents as they create a peaceful and connected family life.

I write about peaceful parenting, magical childhood, and homeschooling from a holistic perspective on the blog, where I also enjoy sharing favorite songs to sing and stories to tell. You can also connect with me on my Facebook page.

Most of us have more opportunity to create peace in the world through our parenting than through any other means. And homeschooling provides a powerful balance point in a world which is increasingly disconnected, rushed, overstimulated, and out of sync with the needs of children.

I think homeschooling parents are amazing. We’re taking on a big job with love and gusto and I think we deserve tremendous support!”

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“I’m excited to offer a Waldorf-inspired kindergarten curriculum for parents who want to inspire their children’s learning through play, nature, art, song, and story.

heart 2This curriculum is for parents who want to have a joyful Waldorf-inspired kindergarten without having to plan it all out themselves.”

One Simple Homeschool reader will win the full Lavender’s Blue Homeschool Kindergarten Curriculum package (worth $217)!

This is a complete Waldorf-inspired curriculum in digital format with all the circle times, stories, painting (color) stories, crafts, and modeling ideas parents need for kindergarten.

It also includes audio recordings of all the songs and verses, and group consulting in a private facebook community. I’m also in the process of creating a 1st grade curriculum, which will be released this summer.

How to Win

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To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post answering this question: “Why are you interested in this kindergarten curriculum?”

(If you’re reading this via email or reader, you must click here to leave your comment on this post at Simple Homeschool. Comments left elsewhere don’t count as entries.)

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Special offer:

Lavender’s Blue Homeschool is offering 20% off the full-year curriculum package through Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th! Use the coupon code “VALENTINES” at checkout.

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About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.

Comments

  1. Karen Adams says:

    I love the hands-on craftiness of Waldorf! It seems like such a natural way of teaching . I have been intrigued by posts about Waldorf kindergartens & am excited there is a homeschool version-thanks!

  2. Although my children are young, 3 and 2 years old, I often deconstruct curriculums to start introducing concepts early, especially in art and nature study, as they are so drawn to these subjects. It would be amazing to have a complete Waldorf curriculum as it so closely aligns with our values and learning style.

  3. I would love this!! I have three children, ages 5, 3, and 1. We are doing *some* kindergarten work with my 5- and 3- year -old but my 5-year-old, my little girl, gravitates more toward a waldorf type of style, which is not what I’m doing right now. I’m trying to figure out what would work better for her. This would be a huge blessing for us!

  4. Kimberley says:

    I love the gentle, artistic, and child honouring approach of Waldorf, especially in the early years. This curriculum looks like a fantastic, easy to implement resource. What a great beginning it would be for my little ones! (3yo and 5yo)

  5. I am desperate to convince my family that home schooling is not “hard”, “difficult”, or otherwise impossible!! I am a first generation peaceful parent (meaning I was raised being spanked and have family that still believes this is right, and because of that struggle with my own temper). I am excited to learn more and just want to say thank you for the opportunity to explore your curriculum should I win ;)

  6. Waldorf homeschooling is an art! While it can be lovely and fun to plan themes with songs and stories, it’s also very time consuming. This curriculum looks lovely!

  7. Jenni Pratt says:

    My daughter is turning five in June and should be starting kindergarten next fall. For a year I have been debating whether or not to homeschool her. I love the Waldorf philosophies but have a hard time wrapping my head around building a curriculum from scratch. I do feel more confidant in having a curricculum all ready put together but i don’t love a lot of the options out there. This curriculum you have built is perfect for us. I genuinely feel that winning this would give me the confidence to homeschool. And that it would propel me in that direction.

  8. Sasja Douwes says:

    I love the waldorf curriculum for my 3 yo son and to be honest also for my 6 yo old son. He will gain and pick up what he wants to and bring it up to his level of interest. The reason I like it so much is because of the one thing I try doing myself every day…..breathe in, breathe out! There are so many moments in my day that I breathe through with two boys and a busy household. The curriculum structure feels to me like a breath… As soon as it flows ok, my boys will love it! Time for an outbreath, a run a stroll on our beach and time for a breathe in, the arts, sitting down, concentrating. I love the flow in this! It looks awesome! My kids are bilangual dutch and english and we live in the southern hemisphere still it would really suit us!

  9. My friends and I have been saving money by joining together and creating our own waldorf style homeschool. We have each taken turns planning each month. It would be SO helpful to have it already planned out! I would love to win this program to make it easier for us.

  10. My brilliant joyful son is an inspiring learner. This kindergarten curriculum will help me teach my son with mild autism through meaningful, loving and imaginative activities. It is hard to keep up with his expanding intelligence with engaging lessons that develop his creativity and cognitive skills and enhance his social awareness and engagement. I believe this kit will provide me with a base to create an excellent curriculum for a homeschool program. Thank you.

  11. I’m not sure if my previous comment posted because I don’t see it on the list. If it did and I am double commenting, please remove this comment. Thanks! I have a 5 year old going into K next fall. She is a lover of fairies, magic, fairy tales and gentle stories. She has twin sisters that are 10 months younger than her. They would all love the opportunity to have this curriculum for the future! Thank you!

  12. ReNee McDonald says:

    I would love the kindergarten curriculum as I have convinced my husband to at least hold our twins back from kindergarten this fall. I have been working on him to let me home school our 7 remaining kids since 2009…I am slowly getting there, but it would be amazing to show him how much better our twins would do if they stay home all the time!

  13. I love the Waldorf philosophy. This curriculum looks wonderful!

  14. I think it’s a simple, well done and enjoyable curriculum, would love to do it with my kids 4,5 and 2 years old. We are lucky to have a good Waldorf kindergarten in the nearing, but my little daughter is still too young for it and my son is struggling with his brain-injury related issues, so we will try to start with a playgroup, but I really would appreciate a resource helping me to organize and inspire our days at home !

  15. Tara Karkiewicz says:

    I would love the kindergarten curriculum. We are a brand new homeschool family. It would be awesome to have this curriculum in helping to shape our day. It looks like the perfect learning style for my son.

  16. This is my first year entering the homeschool journey. My daughter is a bubbling fountain of creativity, conversation and art. She does not do well learning while not engaging her senses and she thrives with music and stories. I believe this curriculum would help keep her spark alive.

  17. Genia Bohl says:

    I am interested in this curriculum because my daughter will be turning 5 soon and I want to homeschool her using the waldorf method.

  18. My husband and I decided to homeschool our daughter before she even left the womb. We’ve been weighing the merits of a number of educational philosophies over the past few years and we’ve been really drawn to a more natural approach to learning in the early years. The time to start making up a curriculum is rapidly approaching for us and while I think I’m almost prepared to write my own (thanks to all the families who post their homeschooling experiences and insights online for being such an inspiration) it would be nice to relieve some of that first-time anxiety by using a pre-packaged plan. Also, “won it in a giveaway” definitely fits into our budget.

  19. I have researched the Waldorf curriculum since my oldest daughter was born 7 years ago. I love the Waldorf approach and philosophy but never really knew how to replicate that into a home education. I had always considered the opportunity to send her to a Waldorf school but since we are a military family; (a) it’s too expensive and (b) we’ve never lived in a location where there was access to one. I did take time to visit a beautiful Waldorf school in Alicante, Spain. It was so inspiring and completely fell in love. My 2 daughters are homeschooled and we use a mix of various curriculums but I would love the opportunity to introduce a Waldorf inspired Kinder program to my youngest daughter who just turned 5. I feel like to would fit well with our current holistic lifestyle.

  20. I would love a holistic program for my upcoming kindergarteners.

  21. Holly Summerlin says:

    I am interested in this curriculum because I want to give my son the wonderful gift of a love of learning. That’s why I am choosing to homeschool him, so he won’t lose the sparkle in his eyes that shines when he laughs, learns, sings.

  22. I am interested in this particular curriculum because of its beauty, simplicity as well as the richness of the content. I feel this curriculum will be the right fit for our family to start our homeschooling journey with.

  23. I would love to use this curriculum with my autistic son. He responds to nature in such an intuitive way that I think a Waldorf curriculum would be a good fit for us.

  24. I’m interested in this curriculum, for my second daughter, 4yrs old. She is wanting so much to do school along with her 6.5 year old sister. I think this would be a great option for her to be able to do school in a calming, holistic way.
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  25. I love Waldorf -inspired environment. My child is so blessed to have opportunities to explore her own world by natural materials. I am also very inspired by Waldorf education and I am more creative to make lots of things in my life.

  26. I love Waldorf and am inspired by it but have struggled to really know how to implement in my home. I think that having a curriculum to guide me would be so wonderful to have and would love to be able to use this curriculum with my son who will be 5 this fall. I love the focus on art, nature, and stories.

  27. Having this Waldorf curriculum would be absolutely amazing! I believe engaging in children’s natural interest and ability in the arts and play is essential to their desire to learn, and this would be perfect!

  28. Steph Johnson says:

    This would be such a complimentary curriculum since we spend so much time hands on with nature already. Thanks for the opportunity!

  29. Let te children learn through play! What child dosnt love art, craft, music and rhymes? The best childhood memories are spent outdoors in nature! Love how waldorf follows the seasons and with such lovely Colors . My four year old son is incredibly creative, is fascinated by all things outdoors so this will foster his natural curiosity and supportus on our learnings journey

  30. I love the beauty and connection that Waldorf brings. We would love to have this beautiful collection if curriculum to
    Inspire my little guy.

  31. Jessie McGrath says:

    This is my third year using Steiner inspired homeschooling for my 9, 7, 5 and 3 yr olds and would love some new ideas. I’ve already got Lavender’s blue dilly dilly… tune going through my mind thanks to the title!

  32. What an amazing give away. All I know right now is that I want to homeschool my children who are 2 and 4 months. I have know this for years after living next door to a homeschooled family of 8. I have spent the last few years reading and researching where to begin with it. What different styles there are etc. And all I know so far is that art and any type of hands on learning will be heavily involved. My 2 yr old son loves to color, draw, collect rocks and leaves, play music and build. I already knowhe will learn best through play which really helps me to see that to homeschool would be the best choice. Having a curriculum like this would be excellent for all of us. I think it would really help me get my feet in homeschooling and set up a great foundation for our whole family.

  33. Just in the nick of time! I have a four year old and we’re looking to structure her days in a way that is strongly promoted in Lavender Blue’s curriculum.

  34. I have 2 kid. A boy 7 and a girl that will be 2 next month. I am a SAHM but I am also a teacher. I was blessed to be able to work at the Montessori school that my son attended before starting PS. I am now thinking about homeschooling him and this curriculum would be a blessing for our little girl! Thanks

  35. My only child will be starting K this fall and this is one of the curriculums I’ve looked at for him. It looks great!
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  36. I would love to explore this curriculum with my three-boys, ages 7,5, and 3. They attend school (except the 3 year old), and I struggle with their current curriculum, which does not possess the learn-through-play approach I so desire. My kids have school and then fun school with me, it would be great to find a curriculum where I could bring the two together.