Can someone point me to an article that does a good job of explaining the how and why of the Waldorf approach of delaying teaching reading?
I'm about to have a new part-time nanny help me 3 times a week, and while she is smart and eager, I am pretty sure the idea of delaying reading may seem odd to her. I'd love to point her to a good resource. I really do want to minimze the role of books at this point in my daughter's life (she's only 2), in favor of free play, lap games, songs, storytelling, etc. Our current nanny had an older daughter and was really, really into reading with her, and, as a result, our home became overrun with books, and it rubbed off on my daughter. It wasn't that big of a problem, but our days always seemed to flow better when I had put all the books out of sight during nap. The idea of delaying books makes total sense to me.
So, any ideas?