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What Is A Waldorf Kindergarten?

by Sharifa Oppenheimer

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0880105763, Paperback)

Here is the perfect companion to Sharifa Oppenheimer's Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children, which answers the initial and most pressing questions of new parents of young children. Inevitably, a big decision arises: How and where should my child be educated?

The authors featured in What Is a Waldorf Kindergarten? describe from experience the numerous aspects of the "Steiner school" approach to early childhood education. Readers will learn what lies behind the Waldorf kindergarten methods and the practical ways in which it is applied by teachers in the classroom. Throughout the book, the reader is guided by the sure and compassionate hand of longtime kindergarten teacher Sharifa Oppenheimer as she introduces the authors and each topic.

Given the confusing array of educational approaches available today, this book serves to clarify one of the most dynamic and successful approaches to beginning young children on the path of education and life in the world. An invaluable resource for parents of young children!

Contents: Foreword by Joan Almon Part One: An Overview of the Waldorf Kindergarten Introductions by Sharifa Oppenheimer "A Day in the Life of the Kindergarten" by Ingeborg Schöttner "Handwork in the Kindergarten" by Dora Dolder "Human Development through Art" by Freya Jaffke "Circle Time in the Kindergarten" by Nancy Foster "Fairy Tales and the Image of the Human Being" by Helmut von Kügelglen "Choosing Fairy Tales for Different Ages" by Joan Almon "The Seasons and Their Festivals" by Joan Almon Part Two: A Deeper Understanding of the Waldorf Kindergarten Introductions by Sharifa Oppenheimer "Stages of Development in Early Childhood" by Freya Jaffke "Kindergarten Education with Mixed-Age Groups" by Freya Jaffke "The Significance of Imitation in the Development of the Will" by Freya Jaffke "Considerations about Kindergarten Readiness" by Joan Almon Afterword: "Meeting the Needs of the Times" by Cynthia K. Aldinger Resources

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