Recommended Reading for Parents & Community 

 

The following is a list of books that are available to help those interested in broadening their understanding of the view of the child inherent in Waldorf pedagogy.  

  • Beyond the Rainbow Bridge by Barbara Patterson & Pamela Bradley
  • Childhood by Caroline von Heydebrand
  • Children at Play by Heidi Britz-Creclius
  • The Children’s Year by Stephanie Cooper, Christine Frynes, Clinten & Marye Rowling
  • Festivals, Family and Food by Diana Carey & Judy Large
  • A Guide to Child Health by Michaela Glockler & Wolfgang Goebel
  • The Hurried Child by David Elkind
  • Earthways by Carol Petrash
  • Endangered Minds: Why Children can’t think by Jane Healy
  • Incarnating Child by Joan Salter
  • Lifeways I by Davy and Voors
  • Lifeways II by Smith and Schaefer
  • Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk by David Elking
  • The Plug-In Drug by Marie Vinn
  • Toymaking with Children by Freja Jaffke 
  • The Way of the Child by A C Harwood
  • Who’s Bringing Them Up by Martin Large
  • Work and Play in Kindergarten by Freya Jaffke
  • You are your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin
  • The Young Child by D Udo de Haes
  • The Waldorf Parenting Handbook by Lois Cusick
  • Festivals, Family, and Food by Cary and Large
  • Phases of Childhood by Bernard Lievegoad
  • The Education of the Child by Rudolf Steiner
  • Eternal Childhood by Karl Konig