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

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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Colour in the Elements; Elements of Colour
Sun 20.08.2017 - Fri 01.09.2017
Languages: English and Mandarin Chinese This year's International Summer University will focus on...
First World Congress for Persons with Disabilities
Thu 07.09.2017 - Sun 10.09.2017
We have a dream. We want to share this dream with you. The time for a positive change has...
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...
WOW-Day
Fri 29.09.2017 - Wed 29.11.2017
  Waldorf one World-Day   For students and teachers!   Together for each other on...
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...

 

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