Celebrate your child’s birthday with our Around The Year Playsilks!
In Waldorf and Montessori homes and classrooms, birthdays are a special occasion to honor and celebrate the child. Around The Year Playsilks are a beautiful option for parents and teachers choosing to celebrate birthdays in this lovely tradition.
Mini Around The Year Playsilks may be used as special birthday table decor. Light a candle and place it in the middle of the Mini Playsilk to add even more magic!
Here is a song to sing as your child slowly walks around the Playsilk as many times as they are old:
"The Earth goes around the Sun.
And now you're one.
The Earth goes around the Sun.
And now you're two.
(And so on, as many times as your child is turning) It takes a whole year for the Earth to go around the Sun."
After birthdays are over, Around The Year Playsilks will be used time and time again for dress-up and open-ended play, encouraging little ones to recognize the turning of the seasons and cultivating their awareness of the Earth's natural rhythms. Families use Around The Year Playsilks to decorate nature tables and celebrate special moments in their child’s lives ‘round the year!
Mini Around The Year Playsilks are 21" x 21", made from heavyweight, 100% pure mulberry silk.
Care instructions: Hand-wash with mild shampoo or dish soap and warm water. Hang dry, and iron on medium to restore shine.
About Sarah's Silks
Creative play is what Sarah’s Silks is all about. Their toys are simple, beautiful, and open-ended inspiring children to use their imagination in their daily lives. Pretending is the way children learn best and how they process life experiences. When children are given simple props, they use their imaginations to "fill in the blanks"; so a playsilk easily becomes water to sail a boat on, a sling to hold their doll in, a cape to fly with, and so much more.
Sarah's Silks are used in programs all over the world in play therapy for children who have suffered hardships. The California-based company is run by Sarah the founder and her husband and 3 sons.