Books & Links

Books on Child Development, Parenting, and Education

  • Aeppli, Willi Rudolf Steiner – Education and the Developing Child
  • Baldwin, Rahima – You are Your Child’s First Teacher (Check out Rahima Baldwin’s article on Waldorf Education in Mothering Magazine.)
  • Bruno Bettleheim – The Uses of Enchantment; On Reading
  • Carroll, Lee and Tober, Jan – The Indigo Children
  • Coloroso Barbara – Kids are Worth it! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline
  • Dyer, Wayne – What do you Really Want for your Children?
  • Egan Keiran – Imagination in Teaching and Learning; The Educated Mind
  • Elkind, David – The Hurried Child; All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go; Miseducation
  • Gatto, John Taylor – Dumbing Us Down
  • Gardner Howard – Frames of Mind; The Unschooled Mind; Multiple Intelligences
  • Goleman Daniel – Emotional Intelligence
  • Hannaford, Carla – Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head
  • Harrison, Steven – The Happy Child, Changing the Heart of Education
  • Healy, Jane – Endangered Minds; Your Child’s Growing Mind; Failure to Connect
  • Large, Martin – Who’s Bringing Them Up?
  • Lievegoed, Bernard – Phases of Childhood: growing in body, soul and spirit
  • Miller, John – The Holistic Curriculum
  • Miller, Ron (ed) – Educational Freedom for a Democratic Society: A Critique of National Educational Goals, Standards, and Curriculum
  • Moore, Raymond and Dorothy – Better Late Than Early; School Can Wait
  • Palmer, Parker – To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey
  • Pearce, Joseph Chilton – Magical Child; Evolution’s End; The Biology of Transcendence
  • Postman, Neil – Amusing Ourselves to Death
  • Schwartz, Eugene – Waldorf Education: Schools for the 21st Century
  • Winn, Marie – Children Without Childhood; The Plug -in Drug; Unplugging the Plug-in Drug

Websites on Child Development, Education, and Waldorf Education

In the Media

Below is a list of some links to articles that have been in the media about child development and about Waldorf education.