Free to Learn

Introducing Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education

Lynne Oldfield

Softbound

$24.00

This is the most thorough, interesting and inspiring introduction to the Waldorf kindergarten to yet appear in print. The author is to be congratulated indeed!

In the Steiner/Waldorf kindergarten, the teachers’ approach stems from a belief that children’s early learning is profound, that childhood matters and that the early years should be enjoyed, not rushed through. Free to Learn invites and presents a considered discussion of:

  • How do kindergartens enable healthy child development
  • What is ‘movement based learning’?
  • Creative play – why is it so crucial?
  • How do children learn through imitation and rhythm?
  • Why is nourishing the senses important?
  • When are children ready for school?
  • Support for parenting and daycare.
  • This is a unique guide to the principles and methods of Waldorf Early Childhood Education. It comes complete with a wonderful collection of photographs taken inside the kindergarten – those alone make this book a must-have addition to your library. Lynne Oldfield, a master kindergarten teacher, offers an invaluable picture of a stress-free childhood, exciting ways of seeing children, and a heartfelt respect for childhood. A wonderful book!

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