There’s Wisdom Behind the Waldorf Classroom Clapping Games

Childhood clapping games aren’t just fun, they’re brain building.

Research by Dr. Idit Sulkin, of the Ben-Gurion University Music Science Lab, found that young children who naturally play hand-clapping games are better spellers, have neater handwriting, and better overall writing skills.

Clapping and singing, clapping and chanting. There’s a reason these activities are found across all cultures in storytelling, religious ceremonies, solemn rituals, and joyous celebrations, writes Laura Grace Weldon in a Mothering.com blog.