Smiling like Sunshine: Waldorf dolls

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Waldorf dolls

We had bought D. a Waldorf doll when she was about 1.5 years old.
Waldorf dolls are used in Waldorf education. Their face does not have an expression allowing the child to use his/her creativity and imagination. They are made of cotton and wool. Therefore soft to the touch and warm to hold.
4 years old now and  this doll is still one of the favorite toys. At one point I was wondering if she would rather want a "normal" doll. We bought her one,which she calls the "hard doll". She also likes to play with it at times, but not as much as the Waldorf one,Maya.

                                                 Summer 2009, 2.5 years old
                                                         Summer 2010, 3.5 years old
                                          Here she is sleeping with Maya,the red cat and  a lemon she found in the garden!