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 Waldorf Books Recommendations:

 

Philosophies/Homeschooling

You are your child's first teacher: Rahima Baldwin Dancy

All about waldorf parenting/education from birth to the age of seven. What parents can do with and for their children to enhance their development without having negative effects at a later age. A deeper look at Waldorf Education/Parenting. Wonderful book.

Beyond the Rainbow Bridge: Barbara Patterson and Pamela Bradley

A simpler book about the basics of nurturing children and waldorf education. A great first read. Also some simple handwork ideas. Information on developing the twelve senses and also parent questions. Written by a long time waldorf teacher.

Waldorf Education, A Family Guide: Pamela Johnson Fenner & Karen Rivers

Brief introduction to all aspects of waldorf education. Simple, easy to follow. Another great first read. Even some simple craft ideas/plans.

 

Handwork/Craft/Art

Will Developed Intelligence: David Mitchell & Patricia Livingston 

Why Handwork?? This book tells how working with the hands opens up neurological passageways and establishes the foundation for thinking.

FeltCraft:

Working with the beautiful soothing effects of felt is wonderful. Plenty of Ideas and plans in this book.

Toy making with children:

Plenty of ideas from the small to large scale. Wonderful just for the very expensive play stand plans! I love this book, real waldorfy toys and ideas

 

Festivals and Seasons

The Children's Year:

What a lovely book about celebrating the seasons with children. Lots of information and ideas for you nature table and more....

The Nature Corner: 

Children are so very excited to develop things for their very own nature table. It is a wonderful way to make them aware of the changing seasons around them. This book has many ideas and plans to do just that.

Family, Festivals and Food:

Haven't read yet!

 

Family Life, Rhythm and Miscellaneous

Seven Times the Sun: Shea Darian 

Focuses on rhythm throughout our day in the family life. This is a one of a kind book. Very helpful.

Children's Books

Author: Andrew Lang

Author: Grimm

Author: Elsa Beskow

The Story of the Root-Children
Author: Sibylle Von Olfers