“According to Steiner, the human being is a threefold being of spirit, soul and body, whose capacities unfold in three developmental stages on the path to adulthood: early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence. Each stage has a specific learning style and therefore teaching method.”
In this stage of childhood, the focus should be on developing the limbs through doing. Kids in this age group learn through their sense and through imitation, so providing a sensory rich environment is key.
The classroom is a child’s first home away from home. It is a place of warmth, order, and beauty. It is an environment that nourishes the senses and fosters reverence for nature and the material world.