Working with Your Hands Does Wonders for Your Brain

Social-Emotional Learning at the Vancouver Waldorf School. Children working together to build a garden box.

Working with our hands is enjoyable and helps ward off irritability, apathy, and depression. New research highlights the fascinating things that happen with your brain when working with your hands. It gives your active mind a rest by engaging it differently, which helps your mind relax and recharge. The shift away from “active” thinking often allows you to digest information and process and solve problems in the background while your attention is engaged in your task. That’s why we make sure students work with their hands every day by incorporating the arts, movement and practical work throughout our curriculum.

We are currently accepting applications. We have a rolling admissions policy and accept students throughout the year when space is available. Join an information session or meet individually with our Admissions Coordinator to learn more about the Vancouver Waldorf School.

Read the Psychology Today article by Dr. Susan Biali Haas

Choosing a school is a significant decision in a family’s life. Our admissions process is designed to give you as much information as you need to make an informed decision about enrolling your children. Whenever possible, we encourage all families to book a visit when considering the Vancouver Waldorf School. We want to meet you! It is just as important for us to know who you are and what you are looking for in a school as it is for you to know who we are and what Waldorf education is about.

Carman Ho
Admissions Coordinator
admissions@vws.ca | 604-985-7435 ext 200

Inquire about an information session or tour

Working with Your Hands Does Wonders for Your Brain

Working with our hands is enjoyable and helps ward off irritability, apathy, and depression. New research highlights the fascinating things that happen with your brain when working with your hands. It gives your active mind a rest by engaging it differently, which helps your mind relax and recharge. The shift away from “active” thinking often allows you to digest information and process and solve problems in the background while your attention is engaged in your task. That’s why we make sure students work with their hands every day by incorporating the arts, movement and practical work throughout our curriculum.

We are currently accepting applications. We have a rolling admissions policy and accept students throughout the year when space is available. Join an information session or meet individually with our Admissions Coordinator to learn more about the Vancouver Waldorf School.

Inquire about an information session or tour

Choosing a school is a significant decision in a family’s life. Our admissions process is designed to give you as much information as you need to make an informed decision about enrolling your children. Whenever possible, we encourage all families to book a visit when considering the Vancouver Waldorf School. We want to meet you! It is just as important for us to know who you are and what you are looking for in a school as it is for you to know who we are and what Waldorf education is about.

Carman Ho
Admissions Coordinator
admissions@vws.ca | 604-985-7435 ext 200

Read the Psychology Today article by Dr. Susan Biali Haas