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Welcome to Tomie's Childhood Home!

Tomie dePaola

Book 1 of Tomie dePaola's First Chapter Book Series



I just love this series which combines Tomie dePaola’s delightful world view with a warm and gentle picture of life as it was when he was a boy.  It is an exciting introduction to the world of chapter books, filled with dePaola’s characteristic warmth and whimsy.  The fact that it is also autobiographical adds a dimension of richness to these stories that simply can’t be beat for captivating young readers, making them ask for more.

The text is written at a late-2nd/early-3rd grade level for most students.

Very highly recommended!

Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.

Foreword by Trude Turnquist, PhD, OTR/L

Includes new activities and updated information



The author who has written one of the best-loved and genuinely helpful books for parents whose children have sensory processing disorder (The Out-of-Sync Child) has followed it up with this companion volume, which presents more than one hundred playful activities specially designed for kids with SPD.

Each activity in this inspiring and practical book is SAFE—Sensory-motor, Appropriate, Fun and Easy—to help develop and organize a child’s brain and body. More importantly from your child’s point of view, each activity is playful, warm, funny and interesting.  It should be quite easy to engage a child in these games and projects — and perhaps quite difficult to disengage both the child and yourself from playing them because they really are so much fun.

Whether your child faces challenges with touch, balance, movement, body position, vision, hearing, smell, and taste, motor planning, or other sensory problems, this book presents lively and engaging ways to bring fun and play to everyday situations.

This revised edition includes new activities, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions including Asperger’s and autism, and more.

Special Edition - 16 pages


In addition to an excellent presentation by Paula Moraine surrounding the nature autism through an understanding of executive functions, there are articles about international extra lesson work and school workshops.  This issue’s President’s Message recounts John Greene’s personal experience through his daughter’s mild dyslexia.


  • President’s Message – John Greene
  • Workshops in Schools Report – Mary Jo Oresti, M.A.
  • Who Is Here? Educational Support for Adolescents – Paul Gierlach, with Sibylle Eichstaedt and Eleanor Winship
  • “Our rightful place as educators is to be removers of hindrances . . .” – Rudolf Steiner
  • Supporting International Curative Education – Becky Rutherford and Jan Christopher Goeschel
  • Sensitive Systems – Gerry LoDolce
  • Everyday Executive Functions – Paula Moraine
  • Weaving the Invitation to Incarnate – Workshop with Joan Treadaway
  • The Senses in Art and Play – Katie Reily
  • Beholding What You See: The Signature of the Ego

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All good wishes to you, your students, and your teaching!

A Compendium of Phenomenological Experiments - Teachers Reference Book

Robert H Sonner

Spiral Bound


This 318 page book is filled with creative ideas, Waldorf pedagogical background information, blackboard-ready illustrations, guides for teachers, equipment lists, and reasons for doing Physics in Grade 6, 7 & 8!! No class teacher will want to be without this resource!

The book is spiral bound to keep it flat on the desk while proceeding with experiments. It holds biographies of noteworthy physicists, even some more obscure pioneers in modern science for ready re-telling to a class.

Robert Sonner calls his book: a teacher’s reference book. And it is this an almost endless resource of good ideas for phenomenological scientific teaching!

  • Descriptions of experiments in clear terms supported by child development and Steiner’s indications;
  • Main-Lesson-Book appropriate illustrations;
  • Biographies of scientists who made a difference in scientific history;
  • Teacher’s notes of particular things to watch for or to do;
  • WARNINGS in red about safety precautions that need attention for each experiment;
  • Clear descriptions of each experiment;
  • Equipment lists for each experiment;
  • Thoughts on the outcomes of experiments and science teaching – learning
  • Full color illustrations

A Compendium of Phenomenological Experiments - Teachers Reference Book

Robert H Sonner

Spiral Bound


This rich resource comes from the authors’ decades of creative teaching in Waldorf classrooms. This is a BIG book, (202 pages) full of insight and explanation of how to present phenomenological chemistry in grades 7 & 8. No Waldorf class teacher should be without this book. It makes all teaching in Chemistry possible!

This spiral bound book will lay flat on your desk as a reference while teaching and includes:

  • Biographies of noteworthy chemists and watershed bearers of new ideas in the history of chemistry and modern scientific thinking;

  • Illustrations in full color suitable for Blackboard drawings and Main Lesson Book illustrations;

  • Cautionary notes in RED for safety consciousness;

  • The authors thoughts about why we teach what we teach and what an experiment can illuminate;

  • Anecdotes from the Waldorf school history;

  • Child development hints about why Waldorf schools teach chemistry in grades 7 & 8;

  • Clear descriptions of experiments;

  • Listings of necessary equipment and chemicals;

  • Full color illustrations throughout.

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Insights from Rudolf Steiner

Selected and edited by Ruth Ker



In going through this outstanding collection of Rudolf Steiner’s thoughts and observations of 6-7 year old children, I was struck at almost every page with how extremely practical his suggestions are, and how very clearly insightful he was.

This gathering of Steiner’s thoughts about children at this age can serve parents, teachers, and caregivers in so very many ways: as a quick resource of useful suggestions as to how to help children through “bumpy times;” as an enriching account of the lives of children during this transition period; as food for thought as we find our own way with the very unique children in our care; as a bellweather indicator of how much and how little has changed in the 100 or so years since Steiner penned and spoke these words.

Ruth Ker is to be highly commended for her wisdom and discernment in the excerpts she has chosen to present.  Her compilation is masterful, its potential to help the world’s children beyond reckoning.

Recommended without reservation!

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Marjolein Thiebout & Loes Botman

Board Book


Softly vibrant illustrations bring each farm animal to life as the text in verse introduces our very young children to the inhabitants of the farm.

Hello cow, hello calf,
how do you do?
Can we stop and talk to you?
Moo moo moo
Nice to meet you too!
Moo moo moo

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