A big thank you to Cypress over at Cypress Space (http://bobbinsandbrambles.blogspot.com/) for alerting me that Joan Almon’s “Overview Of The Waldorf Kindergarten” is available as a free e-book:http://www.waldorflibrary.org/Journal_Articles/overview1.pdf
This little pink book is wonderful; I highly encourage those of you with young children to read it!
There are two other free e-books also available from the on-line Waldorf Library. The first one is WECAN’s “Working With the Angels” available here:
http://www.waldorflibrary.org/Journal_Articles/GW2workingangels.pdf and a new one I have recently read called “Developmental Signatures”: http://www.waldorflibrary.org/Journal_Articles/DevSig.pdf
I also would like to point out the wonderful, truly wonderful post by Kara Fleck regarding the nine year old and homeschooling, called “The Nine Year Old Is The Lesson”: http://www.rockingranola.com/2011/03/nine-year-old-is-lesson.html Homeschooling at its finest!
And here is a call for mothers who are homeschooling Fourth Grade in Waldorf Education to share resources and ideas for local geography and history: http://naturenest.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/do-you-have-any-local-geography-or-history-resources-you-can-share/
Finally, the last thing I wanted to share is that I am presently reading five lectures by Michaela Glockler, MD called : “A Healing Education: How Can Waldorf Education Meet The Needs of Children?” This little book contains five very interesting lectures.
I have written A LOT this year about discipline, authority, developmental stages and I would like to spend some time in March focusing on Waldorf homeschooling and how I believe an education inspired by Steiner’s ideas about development could be helpful for children in the home environment.