Books and Reading

Below is a select list of suggested reading on Waldorf education and parenting:

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

School as a Journey, Torin Finser

Beyond the Rainbow Bridge: Nurturing Our Children From Birth to Age 7, Barbara J. Patterson & Pamela Bradley

You Are Your Child’s First Teacher, Rahima Baldwin

Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids, Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn

Endangered Minds, Jane Healy, Ph.D.

The Hurried Child, David Elkind

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv

Your Four-Year Old (and the rest of the series up to Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year Old), Louise Bates Ames

Many of these books can be purchased at the Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore in Fair Oaks (916-961-8729) or through any general bookstore.