Free to Learn

Introducing Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood education

by Lynne Oldfield

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This is the New edition. Free to Learn is a unique guide to the principles and methods of Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood education. This authoritative introduction is written by Lynne Oldfield, Director of the London Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Training Course. She draws on kindergarten experience from around the world, with stories, helpful insights, lively observations and pictures. This inspiring book will interest parents, educators and early years students. It is up to date, comprehensive, includes many photos and has a 16 page colour section. Lynne Oldfield invites you to explore Steiner Waldorf kindergartens. Here teachers and parents believe that children's early learning is profound, that childhood matters and that the early years should be enjoyed, not rushed through.

Lynne Oldfield is kindergarten teacher at The Lindens, Stroud and Director of the London Waldorf Early childhood Teacher Training Course. Her daughter Rachel works as an artist and illustrator. Free to Learn addresses the following issues: How do kindergartens enable healthy child development? What is 'movement based learning'? Creative play - why is it so crucial? How do children learn through imitation and rhythm? Why is nourishing the senses important? When are children ready for school? Support for parenting and daycare?

ISBN: 9781907359132
Publisher: Hawthorn Press
Format: Paperback