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Does anyone have any suggestions on books to read about waldorf education. Both basic books that explain the theories as well as practical books on how to apply those theories in a homeschool 'classroom'?<br><br>
It's for a five year old, a four year old, and and one year old if that matters.
 

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I know that both A Little Garden Flower and Christopherus offer early years guides, and Christopherus also has an extensive guide covering Waldorf education through grade 12 (like an overview of each year). I've also read Waldorf Education: A Family Guide and Understanding Waldorf Education by Jack Petrash--but both of these are more from a "school" setting. Heaven on Earth is a good book but not as meaty as what I'd like. There's also You are Your Child's First Teacher and Seven Times the Sun, which are always recommended but I've never read them. I'm sure there are some reviews on Amazon. The Parenting Passageway is an amazing blog that combines theory with praxis within the homeschool, and it has helped me so much.
 

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For what its worth, I did not find "beyond the rainbow bridge" to be very helpful to me. I have "You Are Your Child's First Teacher" and "Seven Times The Sun" on hold at the library, Im hoping those will be better.
 

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I'd go with <i>Heaven on Earth</i> (because it's about the stage of life you are in) and the Petrash book that was mentioned, because it is such a readable introduction to what Waldorf is all about. <i>Understanding Waldorf Education</i> is the first book I read when I started thinking beyond early childhood to the future, and I thought it was absolutely fabulous for my first foray into Waldorf.
 

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I second Heaven on Earth and You are Your Child's First Teacher <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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