If you want to educate others, you yourself need to be educated. If you want to have any kind of influence on young people, you yourself need to stay young and continuously work on yourself.

 

Simon Gfeller, Swiss teacher and author (1868 - 1943)

Early Childhood

July 2017

Radish or Barbie?

The boom in 'Waldorf Dolls' raises questions about the significance of these types of dolls. Philipp Reubke, senior Waldorf kindergarten teacher and member of the International Association of Waldorf Kindergartens (IASWECE) asks, 'what is a Waldorf Doll'? Is there a 'real' Waldorf Doll?[more]

Category: Early Childhood
May 2017

Regional Conferences on the Importance of Sleep

An Invitation to Collaborate! The IASWECE Birth to Three Working Group is preparing a study on the subject of sleep. We all need sleep to regenerate and connect to our dream life, and for the little child sleep is so important for the development of the physical body. The child needs sleep to grow. [more]

Category: Early Childhood
December 2016

A CALL TO ACTION: NO to Digital Kindergartens YES to constructive educational investments!

Those who have signed this petition are concerned about the healthy development of future generations. They want to actively support constructive educational investments in kindergartens, child care programs and pre-schools and intend to develop a network to move forward quickly and convincingly with this initiative. What is the initiative about?[more]

Category: Early Childhood
February 2016

Child Care for Under Three Year Olds – Experiences and Questions

The Waldorf movement is increasingly faced with the question of external childcare for under three year olds. The author Helle Heckman shows the importance of this type of childcare in today's society. However, her main concern is that childcare has to be based on the needs of the children.[more]

Category: Early Childhood
May 2015

What can parents do for their child's healthy brain development?

Susan R. Johnson, the well-know US American pediatrician, has compiled a list of tips for parents, regarding television viewing. Her suggestions could also be the basis for discussions at a parents' evening on media consumption. Please also refer to Johnson's article “Strangers in our Homes” which explains the effects of television viewing on the...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Media, Early Childhood
May 2015

Strangers in our Homes: TV and our Children’s Minds (i)

The US American pediatrician and Waldorf teacher Susan R.Johnson explains the fatal consequences of watching television and playing computer games on child-development. Drawing from brain research, she shows that children need natural, multi-sensory stimuli for their healthy development. Her own experience at a high school health centre in San...[more]

Category: Media, Early Childhood
September 2014

Transitions as Developmental Dynamics between Dissolution and Re-Birth (Part One)

Day by day the child lives and matures through the interaction between physical growth, the development of soul qualities and sensory impressions. Claus-Peter Röh investigates these interactive movements in connection with phases of consolidation, focusing particularly on the three and the seven year old child. Part one and two of this article can...[more]

Category: Foundations, Early Childhood
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YEP! young eurythmy performance
Fri 15.09.2017 - Thu 15.03.2018
School’s over and Life can begin – what now?    yep! stands for Young Eurythmy...
Regional Conferences on the Importance of Sleep
Sun 01.10.2017 - Sat 31.03.2018
  An Invitation to Collaborate The IASWECE Birth to Three Working Group is preparing a study...
WECAN Early Childhood February Conferences 2018
Fri 09.02.2018 - Sun 11.02.2018
The Development of Speech and the Human EncounterFebruary 9-11, Spring Valley, NYFebruary 16-19,...
The Future of Education, Healing Arts and Health Care
Sat 17.02.2018 - Tue 20.02.2018
Truth, Beauty and Goodness: The Future of Education, Healing Arts and Health...
International Training Weeks
Mon 12.03.2018 - Thu 29.03.2018
  High School Education at Steiner Waldorf Schools 1st WEEK | 12 – 16 MARCH 2018...

 

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