Samford Valley Steiner School

Resources

early childhood resources

Radish or Barbie_Waldorf Dolls

What can parents do for their child’s healthy brain development_

Six year old changeRuth Kerr

Six year old transformationMichelle Brightwater

The 6yr-old Change_Waldorf Library

Daily rhythm at home – Helle Heckmann

Working with the will

The magical years of childhood – http://www.informedfamilylife.org/2005/01/the_magical_years_of_childhood.html

Practical Activities with the Young Child – https://www.waldorflibrary.org/journals/15-gateways/1155-spring-2012-issue-62-practical-activities-with-the-young-child

 

Recommended Reading

Here’s an article in Waldorf Today (originally from the UK’s Daily Mail) about how violent video games affect the brain, even after only one week:
http://www.waldorftoday.com/2012/03/violent-games-do-alter-your-brain-and-the-effect-is-visible-in-mri-scans-in-just-a-week/

Here’s an article from the New York Times about why Waldorf schools delay children’s interaction with technology:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/technology/at-waldorf-school-in-silicon-valley-technology-can-wait.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

 

Baldwin, Rahima: You Are Your Child’s First Teacher. Celestial Arts, Berkeley, 1989.

Barnes, Henry: An Introduction to Steiner Education. Mercury Press, Chestnut Ridge, NY, 1985.

Childs, Gilbert: Steiner Education in Theory and Practice. Floris Books, Edinburgh, 1991.

Davy, Gudrun: Lifeways: Working with Family Questions. Hawthorne Press, Gloucestershire, 1983.

Finser, Torin: School as a Journey. Anthroposophic Press, New York, 1994.

Gorman, Margaret: Confessions of a Steiner Parent. Rudolf Steiner College Publications, Fair Oaks, CA, 1990.

Harwood, A. C.: Life of a Child. Rudolf Steiner Press, London, 1979.

Querido, René: Creativity in Education: The Steiner Approach. Dakin, San Francisco, 1982.

Spock, Marjorie: Teaching as a Lively Art. Anthroposophic Press, New York, 1978.

Steiner, Rudolf.: Kingdom of Childhood. Rudolf Steiner Press, London, 1982.