Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Many of these titles are available through our lending library.

You can join for a $20 deposit. (Just in case we never see our book again. It’s ok it happens.)

Some of these are difficult to find please check the resources section for where you can find Waldorf publications.

Child Development

Parenting A Path Through Childhood………………………Dotty Turner Coplen
Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk…………………………David Elkind
Conception, Birth & Early Childhood……………………….Norbert Glas
The Way of a Child…………………………………………..A. C. Harwood
Brothers and Sisters………………………………………….Dr. Karl Koenig
The First Three Years………………………………………..Dr. Karl Koenig
Phases of Childhood…………………………………………Bernard Lievegoed
When A Child Is Born………………………………………..W. Zur Linden, M.D.
The Wonder of Childhood……………………………………Rene Querido
Rhythms and Turning Points in the Life of the Child…Eugene Schwartz
Between Form & Freedom……………………………………Betty Staley
Kingdom of Childhood……………………………………….Rudolf Steiner

Waldorf Education

Waldorf Parenting Handbook……………………………….Lois Cusick
Education As A Social Problem……………………………..Rudolf Steiner
Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf Education…………………………..David Mitchell
Creativity in Education………………………………………Rene Querido
The Education of the Child………………………………….Rudolf Steiner
Millennial Child Transforming Education in the 21st Century

Other Whole Child Parenting Ideas

You are Your Child’s First Teacher…………………………Rahima Baldwin
Under Pressure………………………Carl Honore
The Hurried Child…………………………………………..David Elkind
School Can Wait…………………………………………….Raymond & Dorothy Moore
Grimm’s Fairy Tales…………………………………………Intro by Padraic Colum, commentary by Joseph Campbell
Children Without Childhood………………………………..Marie Winn

A Good Enough Parent……………………………………..Bruno Bettelheim
On Learning to Read………………………………………..Karen Zelan
Uses of Enchantment………………………………………..Bruno Bettelheim
Whole Child/Whole Parent………………………………….Polly Berrien Berends

Suggested Reading about the Effects of Television

Endangered Minds …………………..Jane Healey
In the Absence of the Sacred…………Jerry Mander
Evolution’s End………………………Joseph Chilton Pearce
Where Are The Children?……………Marie McClendon

The Plug In Drug……………………………………………Marie Winn
What to Do After You Turn Off the TV……Francis Moore Lappe & Family
Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television………….Jerry Mander

“Watching television, even in the form of “educational” children’s programs produces an impoverishing, damaging “blackout” during the critical, early stages of neurological development, leaving children with a life-long deficit of undeveloped potential.”

Dr. Foster Cline