Lovey over at Lovey-land has a great list of resources to go with the skills list we came up with in this post: http://theparentingpassageway.com/2009/03/09/a-mothers-job-in-the-waldorf-homeschool-kindergarten/
(Sorry all, as of 1/2011 Lovey land’s blog is closed).
I decided to put my own picks here, food for thought for you:
One of the following: You Are Your Child’s First Teacher, Beyond the Rainbow Bridge or Heaven on Earth. Your public library may have copies of these.
To Read the Following (may find on-line): Rudolf Steiner’s The Education of the Child and Kingdom of Childhood are good places to start. My personal favorite for awhile now has been Soul Economy as well. Your public library may have some of these titles, and also check out the Rudolf Steiner Audio Archives.
For Inner Work: Read works by Steiner, “Knowledge of Higher Worlds” is recommended by many as a place to start. Discern why you feel called to homemaking and how you will set the tone in your home. Journaling may help you.
For putting together things for your Kindergarten: Let Us Form A Ring, a copy of Grimms Fairy Tales (The Pantheon Version), Suzanne Down’s Autumn Tales and Spring Tales and any of the seasonal Wynstones Press books. Earthways is nice for crafts, but A Child’s Seasonal Treasury also has crafts and I think crafts are not too hard to track down on line.
For Movement: Joyful Movement by Donna Simmons.
One festival book: A Child’s Seasonal Treasury, which may be available at the library has verses and songs and crafts by season, other ones include All Year Round which is a Christian perspective, Celebrating Irish Festivals, or others.
If you absolutely must have some kind of “curriculum” : Either Melisa Nielsen’s Before the Journey and Journey Through Waldorf Kindergarten OR Donna Simmons’ Waldorf Kindergarten At Home with Your 3- 6 Year Old.
Baking, gardening, woodworking, housekeeping ideas and plans really can be gathered through on-line resources and asking on Yahoo!Group Waldorf lists.
Most of all, do NOT be a curriculum junkie. I see so many mothers who are buying everything and doing NOTHING. Pick something and DO. Your child needs your take on things, your creativity, your festival plans and not just the stuff listed in a book. You know your child best and can plan what will speak to their heart and soul best.
All my best,