Waldorf Education in the Berkshires for over 40 years
Media Contact: Robyn Coe
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(Berkshires, MA) February 19, 2015—Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (GBRSS)’s Spring Puppet Series for children ages 2 to 6 returns to usher in spring, starting Saturday, February 28, with “The White Bird,” the story of an old couple visited by a mysterious white bird one cold winter’s night. GBRSS early childhood teachers will perform two free morning shows using their own handmade, needle-felted puppets at 10:30 and 11:30am, at Matrushka Toys and Gifts, 309 Main Street, Great Barrington.
As spring advances, puppet plays continue with “The Straw Broom,” on Saturday, March 21 at 10:30 and 11:30am, also at Matrushka, and “Little Rabbit Finds Spring,” Saturday, April 11 at 10:30am in the GBRSS Early Childhood building, 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington. Based on an original story by GBRSS kindergarten teacher Somer Serpe, “Little Rabbit Finds Spring” will be followed by playtime in the classroom and an opportunity for parents to learn more about early childhood programs at the school. All events are free. To learn more, call Robyn Coe at (413) 528-4015, ext. 106 or visit gbrss.org
Especially magical and healing for children, puppet plays are part of the curriculum in the Early Childhood program at GBRSS. As the storyteller’s calm, rhythmic voice accompanies puppets acting out the story, the effect is breathtaking to watch and especially powerful for young children, developing their capacities for imagination, creative play, movement and language in the process.
Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School’s developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to learning starts with a warm welcome in parent-child classes for babies and toddlers, two nursery (pre-K) programs for young children and mixed-age kindergartens. Early childhood classrooms are situated in their own building, equipped with natural playthings and surrounded by gardens, fields and woods. Tuition for nursery and kindergarten programs is based on a sliding scale, and new early childhood openings are available. For more information, call Admissions Director Robyn Coe at 413-528-4015, ext. 106, or visit gbrss.org
To schedule an interview with GBRSS Early Childhood teachers or request high resolution images, contact Robyn Coe at email@example.com , or (413) 528-4015 x.106.