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Some Recommended Books

  • You Are Your Child's First Teacher — Rahima Baldwin
    Practical introduction to early childhood development for parents.
  • Simplicity Parenting — Kim John Payne
    How to worry less and enjoy parenting more.
  • Slow Parenting: Caring for Children with Intention — Helle Heckman
    Ways to create a nourishing environment for young children.
  • Teaching as a Lively Art — Marjorie Spock
    Examines the child from birth through the thirteenth year, with emphasis on the grades-chool years and grade-school education.
  • Education towards Freedom — Lanthorn Press
    This book covers all aspects of Waldorf education, dividing it into the preschool years, the first eight years (starting about age seven), and the last four years (from ages fourteen to eighteen).
  • Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out — Jack Petrash
    This book provides an explanation of the curriculum's three fold approach in Waldorf schools.
  • The Spirit of the Waldorf School — Rudolph Steiner Translated by Robert Lathe and Nancy Whitaker
    An inspiring introduction to Waldorf education. Steiner outlines the goals and intentions of the new Waldorf school and presents a talk to prospective parents.
  • Lifeways: Working with Family Questions — Gudrun Davy and Bons Voors
    A resource book for parents and those involved in adult support groups, about family life and being a parent, from discussions with Waldorf kindergarten families and teachers.
  • Confessions of a Waldorf Parent — Margaret Gorman
    A lively account of one parent's journey.
  • Waldorf Education: A Family Guide — Edited by Pamela Johnson & Karen L. Rivers
    This is a wonderful resource for parents new to the Waldorf school movement. It provides the history, pedagogy, and philosophy of the Waldorf movement.
  • School as a Journey: The Eight-Year Odyssey of a Waldorf Teacher and His Class — Torin M. Finser
    A Waldorf class teacher describes his journey with his class, from first grade through the eighth in a Waldorf school.
  • In a Nutshell — Nancy Foster
    Dialogues with parents at a Waldorf kindergarten.
  • You're Not the Boss of Me! — Ruth Ker, Editor
    Understanding the six/seven year old transformation.
  • Encountering the Self: Transformation and Destiny in the Ninth Year — Herman Koepke
    It is between the ages of nine and ten that children begin to experience themselves as ā€œiā€ for the first time. This book provides a description of the outer signs and symptoms of this significant turning point in every child's life.
  • Between Form and Freedom — Betty Staley
    Teenagers' growth needs are explored in relation to family, friends, school, the arts and love. Issues such as stress, depression, drugs, alcohol and eating disorders are included.

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