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Reclaim Early Childhood

Reclaim Early Childhood presents a clear, deep and accessible overview of the philosophical, developmental and educational foundations of Rudolf Steiner-Waldorf education as a dynamic, adaptable, creative process for which a profound sense of the uniqueness of each child is foundational.CONTENTS:Education to Meet the Needs of the Child and the TimesThe Anthroposophical Foundation ...
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Movement, Your Child’s First language

Movement, Your Child’s First language challenges mainstream assumptions about early development and learning with a rich distillation of perennial wisdom and cutting-edge science. In this revolutionary new book, Sally Goddard Blythe eschews politically correct accelerationism with her refreshing focus on children’s real age-appropriate needs—in contrast to those that impatient ...
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Upstart

Why do Britain and its former colonies send children to school as young as four and five, when in eighty-eight per cent of the world the starting age is six or seven? Sue Palmer, author of bestselling Toxic Childhood, uncovers the truth—it's not because it is what's best for children, but because of historical accident and economics. Palmer examines research ranging from neurological science to ...
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What Is a Waldorf Kindergarten?

Here is the perfect companion to Sharifa Oppenheimer's Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children, which answers the initial and most pressing questions of new parents of young children. Inevitably, a big decision arises: How and where should my child be educated? The authors featured in What Is a Waldorf Kindergarten? describe from experience the numerous aspects of the "Steiner ...
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The Elsa Beskow Alphabet Book

Here is a charming alphabet book for everyone who loves Elsa Beskow’s classic picture books. Journey through the world of Elsa Beskow, from Accordian to Zzz, with everything in between: Cow and Elephant, Flowers and Igloo, and even Jack Frost and Queen. This beautifully presented gift book gathers illustrations from Elsa Beskow’s lesser-known and most-loved work, including The Flowers’ Festival; ...
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Numerica

Once upon a time there lived a girl named Sky and a boy named Bilko, who loved to dance and play tag with the butterflies in the fields. When they were asked how many butterflies and ants they saw, they could not say ... Gloria Kemp and Elsa Murray-Lafrenz have produced a book that helps children learn to count and helps teachers and parents teach numbers to them in a living and fun way. ...
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Old Freedom Train

Based on the time-tested Waldorf education methods of introducing the abstract letters of the alphabet with enlivening characterization, this book is a beautifully illustrated gem that will delight parents and children alike. Each letter is introduced with a hand-drawn picture, accompanied by a verse, poem, or nursery rhyme. The foreword introduces the story of how the book came to be. The ...
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Waldorf Kindergartens Today

There are more than 2,000 Waldorf early-years centers worldwide and the number keeps growing. What are the principles and characteristics of Waldorf kindergartens? What are the challenges facing them in the twenty-first century?This book of articles by Waldorf experts is a valuable overview of the current state of early-years education. It includes sections on kindergartens worldwide and the ...
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Under the Stars

Under the Stars is a profound and practical anthology on the principles and methods of Waldorf early-childhood education. The purpose is to help early-years educators deepen their insights into Steiner's inspiring, holistic understanding of children. Rather than providing recipes, the book presents the author's thought-provoking insights and principles that arise from lifelong work in ...
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Free to Learn

Fully revised and updated, with a new index and additional resources, Free to Learn is a unique guide to the principles and methods of Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood education. The author draws on kindergarten experience from around the world, with stories, helpful insights, lively observations and pictures. This inspiring book will interest parents, educators, and early years education ...
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Too Much, Too Soon?

Too Much, Too Soon? tackles the burning question of how to reverse the erosion of childhood by nurturing young children’s wellbeing and learning capacity. Children’s lives have been speeded up by commercialization, adultification, and government programs such as No Child Left Behind and the “nappy curriculum”— a controversial program in the Britain that requires children to hit a series of ...
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The Genius of Natural Childhood

Fifty-two percent of parents admit they never read to their child. Toddlers watch 4½ hours of television daily. More children are obese, enter school developmentally delayed and need special education. So Sally Goddard Blythe draws on neuroscience to unpack the wisdom of nursery rhymes, playing traditional games and fairy stories for healthy child development. She explains why movement matters ...
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Poems for Younger Children

The poems in this collection were written originally as birthday verses for children between the ages of seven and eleven. The children, each having been given a verse, would learn it by heart and recite it to the class on their birthdays. After more than sixteen years of teaching children at the Hereford Steiner Academy, the author reviewed the verses he had written, and it seemed many could ...
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A Kindergarten Teacher Looks at the Word GOD

Varied thoughts and pictures to ponder concerning looking toward the highest in today's world. This is a lively book of reflections on the word GOD as standing for Goodness, the Oneness of all life, and Diversity. The incomparable Betty Peck, a delightful and wonderfully original kindergarten teacher, is like a wise grandmother in this little book, Betty graces the world of childhood with her ...
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