For what is really the most inwardly beautiful thing in the world? Surely it is the growing, developing human being.

 

Rudolf Steiner, Human Values in Education, Lecture X

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
March 2014

Idea and Perception - The Art of Investigative Attitude

A text by Goethe has inspired Franziska Spalinger, a Swiss Kindergarten teacher, to observe the children in her class in a completely new way. She explores the links between idea and perception and thus becomes a researcher in her own right.[more]

Category: Early Childhood
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AWSNA Summer Conference
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  We are delighted to announce the dates for AWSNA's 2017 Summer Conference.   The...
Conference for Teacher Educators South America
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