When trying to introduce parents to the idea of Waldorf education-specifically the idea of not rushing a young child into "early academic learning", delaying reading, letting a toddler/pre-schooler just PLAY, I often point them in the direction of David Elkind's books. These parents often return with,"Yes, but those book are so OLD. There is lots of NEW information touting the benefits of early learning, organized sports, etc."
My question is are there any CURRENT updates, studies, books, etc. That support Elkind's/Steiner's theories? Many people are turned off by the whole Don't teach your child to read until "The changing of the teeth" thing! They want facts and theories based in science and presented as such. I'm a warrior for Waldorf! Lol....but I need some "ammunition"!!!
Any help is greatly appreciated!
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