Book List: Child development and Waldorf education

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


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