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Also, this depends on the age. My daughter has a 4 1/2 year old who asks a lot of questions. Her mother tries to be very sensitive to what sort of question it is and tries very hard to find an answer that is appropriate to the age and real interests of the child. For modern people it is hard to think like a 3 or 4 year old and easy to give them answers that are abstract and not really where they are coming from.
An example: When my daughter was perhaps eight, attending a waldorf school in Los Angeles, she had heard various mythologies as part of the curriculum, all with stories about how the world began. One day, stupid me, I asked her which of the stories seemed to her to be the true one of the creation of the world. She looked at me blankly and said: "they are all true." One has to be a very advanced adult to perceive the truth at the core of all mythologies, but most children, if they haven't been hurried towards thinking like adults, can grasp this truth.
But yes, do go and ask more questions at the waldorf school. Many waldorf things can sound crazy until you hear the whole story.
(Have been a waldorf student, sibling, parent, volunteer and staff member, currently a waldorf grandma)