This list of recommended books comes from Allison Carroll, our wonderful teacher when she was director of the Parent-Child Program at San Francisco Waldorf School. She is now a nursery teacher there. Some are about child development or child psychology and others specifically relate to Waldorf education.
The first one, The Emotional Life of the Toddler, is one of my absolute favorites. It has helped me so much to understand all that my daughter and I are going through.
All these books can be found at our local public library, so may be accessible at yours, too! Happy Reading!
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The emotional life of the toddler / Alicia F. Lieberman
La vida afectiva de su hijo : [entre uno y tres años] / Alicia F. Lieberman ; traducción, Dorotea Pläcking de Salcedo
Simplicity parenting : using the extraordinary power of less to raise calmer, happier, and more secure kids / Kim John Payne with Lisa M. Ross
Last child in the woods : saving our children from nature-deficit disorder / Richard Louv
Your self-confident baby : how to encourage your child’s natural abilities–from the very start / Magda Gerber and Allison Johnson
Cómo lograr que mi bebé tenga confianza en sí mismo : estimule las habilidades naturales de su hijo– desde que inicia su vida / Magda Gerber y Allison Johnson ; [traducción, Margarita Díaz Mora y Martha Leticia Escalona de la Vega]
Heaven on Earth / Sharifa Oppenheimer
You are your child’s first teacher / Rahina Baldwin Dancy
The rhythm of family : discovering a sense of wonder through the seasons / Amanda Blake Soule * with Stephen Soule
The creative family : how to encourage imagination & nurture family connections / Amanda Blake Soule
Understanding Waldorf education / Jack Petrash
The Waldorf kindergarten snack book / Lisa Hildreth
Hold on to your kids : why parents need to matter more than peers / Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté
Everyday blessings: the inner work of mindful parenting / Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
The whole-brain child : 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind / Daniel J. Siegel, and Tina Payne Bryson
The well balanced child : movement and early learning / Sally Goddard Blythe
Raising an optimistic child : a proven plan for depression-proofing young children–for life / Bob Murray, and Alicia Fortinberry
The philosophical baby : what children’s minds tell us about truth, love, and the meaning of life / Alison Gopnik
Parenting from the inside out : how a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive / Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell
The Vaccine Book / Robert W. Sears, M.D.
Your child’s growing mind : brain development and learning from birth to adolescence / Jane M. Healy