From Waldorf Today: Children’s play is threatened, say experts who advise that kids – from toddlers to tweens – should be relearning how to play. Roughhousing and fantasy feed development. Scientists disagree about what sort of play is most important, government is loath to regulate t
NBC News visited the Waldorf School of the Peninsula recently, to film a segment The Waldorf Way: Silicon Valley school eschews technology. The California Waldorf school has been getting plenty of press since the publication of an article in the New York Times last month. The press h
Susan Love has shared with us a message from Janni Nicol of the UK, who forwarded this study from the Early Years News in England: TV Time an Indicator of Future Health Problems In a world first study researchers have found that six-year-olds who spent the most time watching televisio
As we talk about reforming our educational system, we need to make the arts an educational pillar as foundational as science and math. Here is a great article by Mickey Hart, drummer for the Grateful Dead and board member of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, that discu
If you had the opportunity to join us for last Tuesday’s screening of Race to Nowhere, then you understand what all the fuss is about. The documentary is getting a lot of attention, and this article from the New York Times is no exception: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/educ
Great article about a study about the ages children learn to read and whether or not late readers showed any disadvantages later on: http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/research-finds-no-advantage-learning-read-age-five/5/33888 Thanks to Donna Brooks for forwarding this along. Comments on
This recent article has been passed around by a number of parents and teachers at our school. We’ve decided to share it here, so it can be easily passed along to the rest of our community as well as friends and family: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1940395-1,00
This is a fantastic and insightful article-worth a read!
"Connecting and talking with our children is critical to brain development. Kissing a boo-boo or giving him a bear hug after a rough day at school isn’t just an act. Endorphins are released in the brain which help our child feel happy and relaxed while reducing physical and emotional pain." ...