Are Your Child's First Teacher.
Celestial Arts, Berkeley, 1989.
28 reviews at Amazon. From the top rated:
By FrazzledMommy -
This book is one of the few books on parenting
and early childhood education that is based on the child's true needs.
This book truly allowed my inner parenting philosophy to blossom.
Patterson, Barbara J. and Bradley Pamela (ed
the Rainbow Bridge,
Michaelmas Press, 2000 (Amazon
with 22 reviews).
By Susan Trexel "almond_cakes" (Near the great
state of Idaho) -
...whether you are into Waldorf education or
not. I am not a Waldorf purist---meaning I do not send my children to a
Waldorf school (I homeschool)or necessarily follow or believe in Rudolf
Steiner's philosophy. Yet I have read several Waldorf books on caring for
and educating children, because they are very wise as to what children
really need ... Do yourself and your children a favor and read this book.
You'll be glad you did.
Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out.
Floris Books 2003.
“Jack Petrash's eloquent, wise, and deeply
moving book gives me a new found appreciation for Waldorf education. Even
though I have been a Waldorf parent for nearly twenty-five years and a
Waldorf teacher for nearly two years, I found Petrash's explanation of
the curriculum's three-fold approach fresh and illuminating. Whether you
are a parent, an educator, a policy maker, or simply a person interested
in human growth and learning, read this book. You will learn how relevant
education through the "head, heart, and hands" can be for our children
and for the future we hope to create. “ --Eric Utne, founder of the Utne
Reader -- Review
as a Journey: The 8 Year Odyssey of a Waldorf Teacher and his Class.
Anthroposophic Press, New York, 1994.
Torin Finser's School as a Journey is an inspiring
account of one teacher's odyssey. Along the way, he reveals the secrets
of good education in any setting: effective partnership with parents, a
strong sense of collegiality among the staff, and—above all—the presence
of dedicated teachers who are motivated by a sincere love and respect for
their students. —Ernest Boyer, President, Carnegie Foundation
Barnes, Henry: An Introduction to Waldorf
Education. Mercury Press, Chestnut Ridge, NY, 1985.
Clouder, Christopher (Ed):
An Introductory Reader. Rudolf Steiner Press, London, 2004.
Clouder, Christopher & Rawson, Martyn: Waldorf
Education. Floris Books, Edinburgh, 2003.
Elkind, David: The
Hurried Child, (Paperback)
Perseus Press, 1989.
Washington Post, 11/5/09 “Read The Hurried
Child by psychologist David Elkind. It explains the development of children
so well and gives such good reasons for slowing them down that you'll want
to give a copy to every parent you know.”
Fenner & Rivers: Waldorf
Education: A Family Guide, Michaelmas Press, Amesbury, MA, 1997-2000.
Gorman, Margaret: Confessions
of a Waldorf Parent. Rudolf Steiner College Pub., Fair Oaks, CA,
Harwood, A. C.: Life
of a Child. Rudolf Steiner Press, London, 1979.
Healy, Jane: Failure
to Connect: How Computers Affect our Children's Minds for Better and Worse,
Simon & Schuster, NY, 1998.
Pearce, Joseph Chilton: The
Magical Child, Plume, 1992.
Querido, René: Creativity
in Education: The Waldorf Approach. Dakin, San Francisco, 1982.
Spock, Marjorie: Teaching
as a Lively Art. Anthroposophic Press, New York, 1985.
Steiner, Rudolf: Kingdom
of Childhood. (Free
online as .pdf) Rudolf Steiner Press, London, 1982.
Winn, Marie: The
Plug-in Drug, Viking, New York, 1985.
For more, see Amelia's
Waldorf and Parenting reading list, list on Understanding
Waldorf Education at Amazon.com and Consumer
Reviews of a number of books on Waldorf education and related subjects
at former WaldorfResources site.