Birthday figures and numbers
The birthday figures and numbers are a special playful pedagogical tool in the Waldorf spirit, which helps to make sense of the passage of time. These figures and numbers are specifically designed to celebrate children's birthdays and work with the annual time frame and anniversary celebrations. Year round birthday figures and numbers consist of unique and hand-made small figures that are adapted to the time of the child's birthday. The numbers and markings on the figurines indicate the child's age and development at the given time. This gives the children a point of reference for how much time has passed and how much they have grown since their given birthday. The figurines not only provide young children with a sensitive and understandable representation of time, but also create an opportunity for the community around them to celebrate anniversaries and life. In this way, they promote attachment and relationship building between children and adults. Together, the birthday figures and numbers are not only a tool to sense the passage of time, but also a festive community activity, which is structured according to the basic principles of Waldorf pedagogy.