Resource Teacher’s Developmental Exercise Manual

Waldorf Resource Teacher Training Program

Association for a Healing Education



What an amazing resource this little book is! It holds the instructions for 33 developmental exercises and their variations, discusses what the purpose of each exercise is, how often to do it, what sorts of observations are helpful and includes a space for your notes.

Additionally there is a beautiful and highly useful introduction by Mary Jo Orestito offering insight into the nature, origins and goals of the exercises and a section on “Teacher Tips for Many Ages and Various Situations.”

The potential of this simple tool nearly takes my breath away — with it, teachers and parents will have at hand the means to help their students and children move into the world more firmly, develop their capacities more fully. The Association for a Healing Education is to be commended for bringing this exceptional resource into print.


  • Dedication to Ruth Nilsson
  • Introduction by Mary Jo Oresti
  • Teacher Tips for Many Situations
  • Blind Man’s Bluff Forms
  • Run, Hop Numbers
  • Animals Out West
  • Clogging Numbers with the Feet
  • Form Drawing Homework
  • Group Letters in Space
  • Memory and Concentration
  • Multiplicaiton Table Forms in Movement
  • Blind Walk
  • Nature Creep
  • 20 Creeping Games
  • much, much more
  • Bibliography
  1. hello, I can’t seem to purchase through your website.
    It keeps asking for a zip code and as I am purchasing from Australia I have none so I put in “–” as directed and an error page came up.
    Please advise.
    Kind regards, Milda Buxton


    1. Hi Milda! Thanks for writing. Can you please email me so that I can help you? The email address is info AT waldorfbooks DOT com. ~Angela~