Have you ever wondered what the Steiner approach is all about, where it comes from and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting?
Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach to your Early Years Setting is an excellent introduction to this philosophy. Janni Nicol clearly explains the history of Steiner Waldorf education, the role of play in learning and the key themes of rhythm, repetition and reverence with ideas for activities and resources. Practical examples throughout the book involving children of different ages in a wide variety of settings allow readers to see the connection between theory and practice.
This new edition has been fully updated to include:
This convenient guide will help Early Years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Steiner Waldorf approach can bring to their practice and children.
"An interesting and well written book that will help practitioners adopt the principles they want to use from the overall philosophy." - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education
Chapter 2: A brief history of Steiner Waldorf Education
Chapter 3: Steiner Waldorf Early Years
Chapter 4: Play: the serious work of childhood.
Chapter 5: The Kindergarten environment
Chapter 6: Rhythm, Repetition and Reverence
Chapter 7: The Celebration of the Festivals
Chapter 8: Storytelling and Puppetry
Chapter 9: Working within the Early Years Foundation Stage
Chapter 10: Observation, Assessment and Planning
Chapter 11: Working with Parents and the first three years
Chapter 12: Other Subjects
Bibliography and resources
This accessible series introduces some of the most important early years philosophies and shows how aspects of them could be incorporated into your setting.
Each book provides: