Thought I'd share some books that I discovered that complement Steiner's works and have added fueled my ideals over the past year about the importance of staying so very close to nature with my children.
Joseph Cornell, Sharing Nature With Children, and Sharing the Joy of Nature: Nature Activities for All Ages
Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods
Twelve by Twelve, A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream, William Powers (below s a review I did about it)
Discovered this beautiful book and was completely drawn in. As someone who is concerned by the fast-paced-too-often negligent nature of our modern world, I constantly look for ways to simplify my life and stay connected with the present moment. I often daydream about living in the woods deliberately, as Thoreau once did, although I don't have the adacity to do it full-blown without electricity as the author did.
Powers' book is a 21st C memoir of his experiment in living simply, in the woods, becoming mindful to the simplicities and complexities of being human, while considering the implications of our modern culture. This book is refreshing, thought provoking, and after I read it, left me feeling like I too had lived in the woods with him. I find myself living with greater commitment to --as Powers suggests-- living well instead of striving to live better: to more fully believe and accept that I have enough without buying/consuming more.
These books offers lots of nature-based activities through the seasons, especially lovely for girls
Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions
Moon Mother, Moon Daughter: Myths and Rituals that Celebrate a Girl's Coming of Age
If anyone has other book suggestions, please share!