Below are links to articles and videos that may be of interest to you and your family as you search for the educational approach best suited to your child’s needs. Many of these articles do not specifically discuss the Waldorf pedagogy. Rather, they independently confirm the value of core elements of a Waldorf education. These include the tremendous and underrated importance of play and the arts in child development, as well as a de-emphasis on technology. For further exploration, this link will take you to a list of FAQs about Waldorf education at WaldorfEducation.org, the site of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.

Articles

the importance of play

Outdoor Time…Rain & Shine

The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues

Rolling Stones & Catching Beetles

handwork and art

6 Math Concepts Explained by Knitting and Crochet

Teaching Kids to Crochet and Knit: Why Waldorf Schools Incorporate Crafting into their curriculum

10 Lessons Art Educators Can Learn From The Waldorf Approach

The Importance of Art in Child Development

technology

Back To Basics: Raising Children In The Digital Age

This Is What Screen Time Really Does to Kids’ Brains

Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology

Silicon Valley Nannies Are Phone Police for Kids

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected


general

Standing Out Without Standing Alone: Profile of Waldorf School Graduates

Stanford University Reviews Waldorf Education

6 Waldorf-Inspired Principles Every Family Should Adopt

Waldorf 101

Teaching the Whole Child: Waldorf Schools and Exemplary Teacher Engagement

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

Cursive Writing

Movement important part of a Waldorf education 

What If High School Were More Like Kindergarten?

I Don’t Want My Son To Read In Kindergarten

Videos

This thoughtful film, produced by the Marin Waldorf School in California, is a beautiful description of the Waldorf approach to media.

 The film "Learn to Change the World" shows people from around the world who work on the big pedagogical tasks of our time based on Waldorf/Steiner pedagogy. It is the first of more to come which aim to show concrete approaches to these tasks.

After the great success of part 1 of our film "Learn to Change the World", the second part deals with encounter, engagement and inclusion: learning that goes beyond merely accumulating information can be understood as an individual way to seek the truth. One focus is the encounter across social, religious and ethnic barriers, as exemplified by the Oakland Community School for Creative Education, located in a social focus point in California, a Jewish-Arabic Kindergarten and the Parzival School Center in Karlsruh.