Samford Valley Steiner School


SVSS Early Childhood Booklet 2021

Radish or Barbie_Waldorf Dolls

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

Developmental age 3 and 4 year old

Five Year Old

Older Five Year Old

Six year old changeRuth Kerr

Six year old transformationMichelle Brightwater

The 6yr-old Change_Waldorf Library

Older Six Year Old

Daily rhythm at home – Helle Heckmann

Working with the will

The magical years of childhood –

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:

Here’s an article from the New York Times about why Waldorf schools delay children’s interaction with technology:


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.