Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Anthroposophy and how does it inspire Waldorf Education?


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2. Is Walorf similar to Montessori?


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3. Is literacy taught in Waldorf Early Childhood Programs?


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4. When do Waldorf School introduce reading?


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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?
Useful References

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


Books: www.amazon.com


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