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Video: Reading Instruction in Kindergarten—Little to Gain, Much to Lose

Watch this video about the lack of research supporting the Common Core State Standards that call for kindergartners to learn how to read.
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How We Prepare Children for Grade School

Simplicity is a goal in our curriculum, but what happens within the children is not so simple. Through play and rhythm the children build a strong foundation for success.
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Handwork and Craft Ideas for Young Children

Children's hands need to become skillful, sensitive, and strong, so they can accomplish wonderful deeds. Through activity of the fingers the child connects to the world through a sensory experience.

Video: Preparing for Life

This video shows how Waldorf develops the capacities children need for success, purpose and joy in life. Watch video…

Neuroscientist Warns Young Brains Being Re-wired by Technology

The use of digital technologies is reshaping human brains and the impact on young people must be considered by their parents and educators, a neuroscientist warns.

Steve Jobs Didn't Let His Kids Use iPhones or iPads: Here's Why

It may come as a surprise to learn Apple‘s former CEO didn‘t let his kids use the iPhone or the iPad.
Kindergartner Enjoys the Spring Parade

School Starting Age: The Evidence

Early childhood education experts in England advocate play-based preschools and delayed start of formal schooling.

Educating Children for the Journey

How can we prepare our children for a world we can't envision? Click to watch video.

Moving to the Rhythm ‘Can Help Language Skills’

Moving to a steady beat is closely linked to better language skills, a study suggests. People who performed better on rhythmic tests also showed enhanced…

Waldorf on CNN with Dr. Gupta

Waldorf education is catching on from coast to coast. In this CNN video, Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines the innovative Waldorf approach.