Rocker Boards for Sale at the Holiday Faire

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What is a Waldorf Toy?
A toy is considered a Waldorf toy when it is made from natural materials and invites open ended play that engages a child’s imagination.

What makes a Rocker Board a Waldorf Toy?
Rocker boards are simple curved wooden boards usually made from layered plywood and finished smooth. They are a favorite play item in our younger grades and can be found in each of the early childhood classrooms.  Standing on the rocker boards develop a child’s sense of balance and core strength, but this is by no means their only function!

rockerboard2There are many ways to play with a rocker board.
We have seen them used as a marble run launch, a bridge for either a child or toy cars or over a blue silk pond for a game of fishing.  They can be used as a cradle for a baby doll or a very small child might curl up in it and rock.  They are used to scoot across a room and as a pretend horse.  We have also seen them used as a slide when propped up on a sturdy piece of furniture. Your child will show you the limitless possibilities and why it is a very popular Waldorf toy.

These curved wooden boards are crafted by a local artisan and will be featured in the Holiday Faire Marketplace.

Suitable for ages 3+.

Come join in the festivities at the Meadowbrook Waldorf School Holiday Faire.
Saturday, November 23rd from 6-9PM (Adults’ Night)
Sunday, November 24th from 10-4 (Family Day)

Featured Item at the Holiday Faire Store: Hand-Crafted Balance Boards

Contributed by Renee Kent

These unique hand made wooden balance boards were a big hit at the 2012 Holiday Faire.  Crafted by a Meadowbrook Waldorf School parent, these beautiful boards are very durable and stained a soft rainbow pastel.

For any age, regular use of a balance board improves core strength and reaction time. They can also be used to increase the difficulty of another activity, such as doing push-ups, or swinging a baseball bat.  Children simply love the physical challenge of balancing.  A limited amount of these boards will be featured in the Holiday Faire store. They sold out quickly last year, so be sure to look for them early!

Watch this video of the balance board in action!

Come join in the festivities at the Meadowbrook Waldorf School Holiday Faire.
Saturday, November 23rd from 6-9PM (Adults’ Night)
Sunday, November 24th from 10-4 (Family Day)