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

May 2018

Rough and Tumble, Piggy-in-the-Middle, Minecraft and More

“The evidence for the developmental benefits of play is actually now overwhelming”, says Dr. David Whitebread, senior lecturer in psychology and education at the University of Cambridge UK. He is an expert in the cognitive development of young children and in early childhood education. In the attached paper, Dr. Whitebread and his team draw on...[more]

Category: Early Childhood
March 2018

Attention to Attention! A Growing Need for Educators and Parents in the Digital Age

We know that electronic technology can be both useful and challenging. We also know that research strongly suggests that excessive media use is deleterious, especially to the health and development of children and teens. Here, Holly Koteen-Soule explains how the smartphone tethers the attention of its users and suggests ways of re-schooling and...[more]

Category: 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
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