But what do they learn if all they do is play all day at school?
This may be surprising to some who can easily see the beauty, language, and coziness of the Waldorf (The Playgarden) Kindergarten, but not necessarily the mathematical or scientific side. A primary focus of Waldorf inspired early childhood education is on the care and development of the physical body of the child, and that of the child’s environment. Considering the ‘physical’ basis of the early years, it then becomes possible to glimpse at the natural mathematical relationships. In reality, all activities of Steiner-based early childhood education are math and science based, including activities of language acquisition and pre-literacy, such as listening and word recognition, patterning, and story sequencing.”