Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Anthroposophy and how does it inspire Waldorf Education?
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2. Is Walorf similar to Montessori?
3. Is literacy taught in Waldorf Early Childhood Programs?
4. When do Waldorf School introduce reading?
5. What is Eurythmy
6. What is Waldorf's approach to teaching Science?
7. Why do Waldorf schools suggest limiting media?
8. How do children do when they transfer to a Waldorf School?
9. How do children do when they transfer from a Waldorf School?
10. Why does a Waldorf Teacher stay with their class for multiple years?
11. What if the teacher is not fit for my child?
12. Is Waldorf a fixed system?
What is Waldorf Education in a Nutshell?
Recommended Reading List
Understanding Waldorf Education by Jack Petrash
Beyond the Rainbow Bridge by, Barbara Patterson and Pamela Bradley
The Education of the Child, Rudolf Steiner
Waldorf Education: A Family Guide, Pamela Fenner and Karen Rivers
You Are Your Child’s First Teacher, Rahima Baldwin Dancey
Childhood: A Study of the Growing Child, Caroline Von Hydebrand Work and Play in Early Childhood, Freya Jaffke
A Deeper Understanding of the Waldorf Kindergarten, Joan Almon
An Overview of the Waldorf Kindergarten, Joan Almon
Earthways, Carol Petrash
Festivals Together, Sue Fitzjohn, Judy Large and Minda Weston
Festivals Family and Food, Diana Carey and Judy Large
Phases of Childhood, Bernard Lievegoed
Books on the Effects of Television and Computers:
The Child and The Machine, Alison Armstrong and Charles Casement
Four Arguments For the Elimination of Television, Jerry Mander
Who’s Bringing Them Up? How to Break the TV Habit, Winn Marie
What To Do After You Turn Off The TV, Frances Moore Lapp, et al.
Toys, Books, and Craft Supplies
Rudolf Steiner Archive: www.rsarchive.org
Online Waldorf Library: www.waldorflibrary.org
Winterwood Steiner Inspired Toys (toys, books, craft supplies) : www.winterwoodtoys.com.au
The Better Toy Store: Tanglin Mall and Takashimaya
International Association for Steiner / Waldorf Early Childhood Education: www.iaswece.org
Research Institute for Waldorf Education: www.waldorfresearchinstitute.org
Why Waldorf Works (North American Waldorf School Association): www.WhyWaldorfWorks.org
Organic Clothing, wooden toys and other family products: www.kidbean.com