Rhythm is the regular recurrence of an event which goes through a cycle within a space or time. Rhythms also mediate between polar activities, birth and death, rest and movement. For the toddler, rhythms are usually established through daily activities and in the routine of the week, such as washing day, shopping day, parent and child group day, baking day, cleaning day. Repetition plays a key role in establishing continuity and in the healthy development of memory. The children's physical development is nourished and supported through the largely organic food which they receive in the kindergarten. During snack time, once all the children are sitting and all is quiet, the birthday candle is brought to the table and the children hear the developmental story. Rudolf Steiner asked the teachers to 'receive each child with reverence' and look not only at the physical body of the child, but also at the spirit and soul.