Parent Resources at WWS

The following is a list of books and resources on Waldorf education located at the WWS library.  Please see our librarian, Susan Walsh, for more information.

General and Lower School Books

Marieke Anschutz. Children and Their Temperaments

Christopher Clouder and Martyn Rawson. Waldorf Education: Rudolf Steiner’s Ideas in Practice

Francis Edmunds. Rudolf Steiner Education

Torin Finser. School as a Journey

John Gardner. Education in Search of the Spirit (especially the chapter “The Experience of Knowledge”)

Harlan Gilbert. At the Source: The Incarnation of the Child and the Development of a Modern Pedagogy

A.C. Harwood. The Recovery of Man in Childhood

Hermann Koepke. Encountering the Self: Transformation and Destiny in the Ninth Year

Hermann Koepke. On the Threshold of Adolescence: The Struggle for Independence in the Twelfth Year

Bernard Lievegoed. Phases of Childhood

Brien Masters. Adventures in Waldorf Education

Jack Petrash. Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out

Ruth Pusch, editor. WaldorfSchools, Vols. I and II

Keith Sagarin. The Story of Waldorf Education in the United States

Eugene Schwartz. Millenial Child: Transforming Education in the Twenty-first Century

Peter Selg. The Essence of Waldorf Education

Rudolf Steiner. Balance in Teaching

Rudolf Steiner. The Education of the Child

Rudolf Steiner. The Spiritual Ground of Education

Roberto Trostli. Rhythms of Learning: What Waldorf Education Offers Children, Parents and Teachers

Waldorf Early Years

Joan Almon, editor. An Overview of the Waldorf Kindergarten

Joan Almon, editor. A Deeper Understanding of the Waldorf Kindergarten

Rahima Baldwin. You Are Your Child’s First Teacher

Sally Blythe. The Genius of Natural Childhood: Secrets of Thriving Children

Sally Blythe. The Well Balanced Child: Movement and Early Learning

Sally Blythe. What Babies and Children Really Need

Cornelis Boogerd. Nurturing Potential in the Kindergarten Years: a Guide for Teachers, Carers and Parents

Christopher Clouder. Creative Play for Your Baby

Christopher Clouder. Creative Play for Your Toddler

Louise DeForest. El Desarrollo del Nino y la Educacion preescolar Waldorf

Daniel Udo de Haes. The Young Child: Creative Living with Two to Four Year Olds

Sally Jenkinson. The Genius of Play: Celebrating the Spirit of Childhood

Beatrys Lockie. Bedtime Storytelling: A Collection for Parents

Lynne Oldfield. Free to Learn: Introducing Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education

Sharifa Oppenheimer. Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children

Sharifa Oppenheimer, compiler. What is a Waldorf Kindergarten?

Barbara Patterson. Beyond the Rainbow Bridge: Nurturing our Children from Birth to Seven

Rainer Patzlaff. Developmental Signatures: Core Values and Practices in Waldorf Education for Children Ages 3-9

Betty Peck. Kindergarten Education: Freeing Children’s Creative Potential

Eldbjorg Gjessing Paulsen. Trust and Wonder: A Waldorf Approach to Caring for Infants and Toddlers

Martyn Rawson. Ready to Learn: From Birth to School Readiness

Sally Schweizer. Well, I Wonder: Childhood in the Modern World

Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America. A Warm and Gentle Welcome: Nurturing Children from Birth to Age Three

High School

Ron Dunselman. In Place of the Self: How Drugs Work

Pam Fenner. Books for the Journey

Erich Gabert. Educating the Adolescent: Discipline or Freedom

John Gardner. Youth Longs to Know

Douglas Gerwin and Lana Harris. Genesis of a Waldorf High School

David Mitchell, editor. Rudolf Steiner’s Observations on Adolescence: The Third Phase of Human Development

John A. McKinnon. To Change a Mind: Parenting to Promote Maturity in Teenagers

John A. McKinnon. An Unchanged Mind: The Problem of Immaturity in Adolescence

Leonore Russell. Kinesthetic Learning in Adolescent Education

Eugene Schwartz. Adolescence: The Search for the Self

Peter Selg. A Grand Metamorphosis: Contributions to the Spiritual-Scientific Anthropology and Education of Adolescents

Julian Sleigh. Thirteen to Nineteen: Discovering the Light

Betty Staley. Between Form and Freedom: A Practical Guide to the Teenage Years

Rudolf Steiner. Waldorf Education for Adolescence


Updated: February 2012