Working with Children

Child Development and Child Health

Karl König, The First Three Years of the Child: Walking, Speaking, Thinking, Publisher: Floris Books 2004

Karl König, Brothers and Sisters. Publisher: Floris Books, 3rd edition 2012 (1958 first edition)

Bernhard C.J. Lievegoed, Phases of Childhood, Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press, 2005

Bernhard Lievegoed, Growing in Body, Soul and Spirit, Publisher: Floris Books, 2005

Christoph Wiecher, Solving the Riddle of the Child, Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press, 2021

Michaela Glöckler, The Dignity of the Young Child, Vol 1: How can we keep the young child healthy? Care and up-bringing in the first three years of life, Publisher: Verlag am Goetheanum, 2021

Michaela Glöckler, Claudia Grah-Wittich, The Dignity of the Young Child, Vol 2, Publisher: Medical a Section at the Goetheanum, International Waldorf Kindergarten Association

Edmond Schoorel, The first Seven Years, Physiology of Childhood, Publisher: Rudolf Steiner College Press, 2019

Edmond Schoorel, Warmth. Nurturing children’s health and well-being. Publisher: Floris Books, 2017

Monica Ruef (compiled by), Rubicon: Developmental Steps Age7 – 10, Selections from the works of Steiner.Publisher: Floris Books, 2021

Monica Ruef (compiled by), Rubicon: Nine Year Change and Child Development between the Ages of Seven and Twelve. Publisher: Waldorf Publications, ISBN 978-1-936367-67-2

Axel Föller-Mancini, Bettina Berger, The Rubicon as a developmental phenomenon in middle childhood. Publisher: Research On Steiner Education, ROSE, Volume 9 Number 1 / 2018 pp. 24-42, available online at: rosejourn

Hermann Koepke, Encountering the Self, Transformation & Destiny in the Nineth Year, Publisher: Steiner Books, 1999

Sharifa Oppenheimer, With Stars in their Eyes: Brain Science and Your Child’s Journey towards the Self,Publisher: Steiner Books, 2019

Michaela Glöckler, A Guide to Children’s Health: Illness, Symptoms, Treatments and Therapies, Publisher: Floris Books, 2018

Alice Miller, The Drama of Being a Child: The Search for the True Self. Publisher: Virago Press, 1990

Alice Miller, The True “Drama of the Gifted Child”: The Phantom Alice Miller -The Real Person. Publisher: copyright Martin Miller, 2018

Richard House, Too Much Too Soon: Early Learning and the Erosion of Childhood. Publisher: Hawthorn Press, 2013

Katie Singer, An Electronic Silent Spring: Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits, Publisher: Steiner Books 2014

Michaela Glöckler (Editor), Truth, Beauty, Healing Arts and Health Care, Publisher: Floris Books, 2020

Nancy Blanning (Editor), School Readiness Today: A Report From the Pedagogical Section of the Goetheanum, Publisher: Floris Books, 2015

Burton, Michael Hedley, In Light of the Child, Publisher: Anthroposophic Press, 2003

Sally Jenkinson, Martin Large, The Future of Childhood, Alliance for Childhood Articles, Publisher: Hawthorn Press, 2000

Oliver James, Love Bombing: Reset Your Child’s Emotional Thermostat. Publisher: Routledge, 2012

Betty K. Staley, Joseph Chilton Pearce, between Form and Freedom, being a teenager. Publisher: Hawthorn Press, 2009

For even the wisest can learn incalculably much from children.
(Rudolf Steiner, Image by Lea Mara Körber, age 6)
For even the wisest can learn incalculably much from children.
(Rudolf Steiner, Image by Lea Mara Körber, age 6)

Waldorf Education

Angelika Wiehl, M. Wolfgang, Auer, Understand Child development: Rudolf Steiner’s Essential Principles for Waldorf education. Publisher: WECAN Publications

L. Francis Edmunds, The Waldorf Schools. Publisher: Pharos, by Rudolf Steiner Press. 1979

Eugene Schwartz, Seeing, Hearing, Learning. The Interplay of Eye and Ear in Waldorf Education. Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press, 1991

Eugene Schwarz, Millennial Child, Transforming Education in the Twenty First Century, Publisher: Anthroposophic Press, 1999

Rene Querido, Creativity in Education: The Waldorf Approach. Publisher: Rudolf Steiner College Press, 1995

Renate Long-Breitpohl, Self-directed Play in Steiner-Waldorf Early Childhood Education, Publisher: Floris Books, 2010

Dögl, Pai, Rischke, Elke Maria and Strub, Ute, Beginning Well, teachings of Rudolf Steiner and theory of Emmi Pikler, Publisher: Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America, 2018

David Sobel, Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education, Publisher: Floris Books, 2019

Michaela Glöckler, Stefan Langhammer, Christof Wiechert, Education – Health for Life: Education and Medicine Working together for Healthy Development, Publisher: Medical and Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum, 2019

Michaela Glöckler, Education for the Future: How to nurture health and human potential: Experiences and perspectives from the global Waldorf School movement for education in the 21st century, Publisher: InterActions, 2020

Waldorf Curriculum

Andrea Layman, Let There Be Music: The Music Curriculum in The Waldorf School Grades 1-8, Publisher: RENEWAL Magazine Volume 18, Number 1 – Spring/Summer 2009 and Volume 18, Number 2 – Fall/Winter 2009, available online at:

Hella Loewe, Basic Sculptural Modelling, Developing the Will by Working with Pure Forms in the First Three Grades, Publisher: Floris Books, 2006

Thomas Wildgruber, Painting and Drawing in Waldorf Schools: Classes 1-8, Publisher: Floris Books, 2012

Karl E.A. Stockmeyer, Rudolf Steiner’s Curriculum: For Steiner Waldorf Schools, First Edition 1969, Publisher: Floris Books, Fifth Edition 2015

Elizabeth Auer, Learning To See The World Through Drawing: practical Advice for the Classroom: Grades One Through Eight, Publisher: Floris Books, 2016

David Mitchell (Editor), From Images to Thinking, Arthur Auer, Exploring Shapes Creatively Through Pure Form Modelling: A Sourcebook of Sculptural Ideas for Grades 1-12, Publisher: Waldorf Publications

Arts and Crafts in Waldorf Education

Agnes Nobel, Educating Through Art, Exploring the Roots of Steiner-Waldorf Education and the Role of Art,Publisher: Floris Books, 1996

D.J. van Bemelen and Hermann von Baravalle, A Drawing Lesson with Rudolf Steiner: The Geometry of Shadow Movements. Publisher: Mercury Press

Martin, Michael. Educating Through Arts and Crafts: An Integrated Approach to Craft Work in Steiner Waldorf Schools. Publisher: Steiner Waldorf Publications, 1999

Arthur Auer, Learning about the World through Modelling, Sculptural Ideas for School and Home, Publisher: Floris Books, 2001

Arthur Auer, Exploring Shapes Creatively Through Pure Form Modelling: A Sourcebook of Sculptural Ideas for Grades 1-12, Publisher: Waldorf Publications, 2019

A. Renwick Sheen, Geometry and the Imaginative Treatment of Geometry in. Waldorf Education, Publisher: Floris Books, 2002

Brunhild Müller, Painting With Children: Colour and Child Development, Publisher: Floris Books, 2008

David Mitchell, Will-Developed Intelligence: The Handwork and Practical Arts Curriculum in Waldorf Schools, Publisher: Floris Books, 2016

Michael Martin, Arts and Crafts in Waldorf Schools, An Integrated Approach, Publisher: Floris Books, 2017

Elizabeth Auer, Creative Pathways: Activities That Strengthen The Child’s Cognitive Forces, Publisher: Floris Books, 2011

Elizabeth Auer (Editor), Helping Children on their Way: Educational Support for the Classroom, Publisher: Floris Books, 2017

Dick Bruin and Attie Lichthart, Painting at School, A Handbook for Elementary and Secondary Education in Waldorf Schools, Publisher: Waldorf Publications, 2018

Victoria Rijke (Editor), Art and Soul: Rudolf Steiner, Interdisciplinary Art and Education, Publisher: Springer, 2019

Henrik Thaulow, Living Lines: Form Drawing Inspiration for Steiner-Waldorf Teachers, Publisher: Floris Books, 2019

Dick Bruin and Attie Lichthart, Painting at School, Publisher: Waldorf Books, 2020, ISBN: 978-1943582136, available at: Floris Books

Where is the book in which the teacher can read about what teaching is? The children themselves are this book. We should not teach out of any book other than the one lying open before us and consisting of the children themselves. (Rudolf Steiner, images by Lea Mara Körber, age 6 and 9)

Curative Education

Hilma Walter MD, Abnormalities in Soul-Spiritual Development: Guidelines for understanding of the case histories presented are included with indications for treatment by Rudolf Steiner, Publisher: Wynstones Press

Karl König, Edited by Peter Selg, The Child with Spiritual Needs: Letters and Essays on Curative Education, Publisher: Floris Books, 2009

Walter Holzapfel, M.D., The Children with a Difference, The Background of Steiner Special Education,Publisher: Floris Books, 2006

Luxford, Michael. Children With Special Needs; Rudolf Steiner’s Ideas in Practice. Publisher: Floris Books, 1994, ISBN 10: 0863155480, ISBN 13: 9780863155482

Cornelius Pietzner (Editor), Aspects of Youth Guidance, Publisher: Steiner Books, 1999

Robin Jackson, Holistic Education: Camphill Principles and Practice, Containing a chapter on art therapy by Jennie Tanser, a chapter on music therapy by Colin Tanser, and a chapter on Therapeutic Speech by Donald Phillips, Publisher: Floris Books, 2006, ISBN 10: 0863155472, ISBN 13: 978-0863155472

Henning Hansmann, Education for Special Needs: Principles and Practice in Camphill Schools, Publisher: Floris Books, 1992

Wilhelm Uhlenhoff, The Children of the Curative Education Course, Publisher: Floris Books, 2008

Dan McKanan, Camphill and the Future: Spirituality and Disability in an Evolving Communal Movement, Publisher: University of California Press, 2020

Audrey McAllen, The Extra Lesson. Publisher and available online at: The Waldorf online Library

Audrey McAllen, Sleep: An unobserved Element in Education. Publisher: Rudolf Steiner College Press, 2004

The Four Temperaments

Magda Lissau, The Temperaments and the Arts: Their Relation and Function in Waldorf Pedagogy, Publisher: Floris Books, 2003

Eller, Helmut and Eller, Cynthis, The Four Temperaments, Publisher: United Kingdom, Waldorf Publications: 2009

Mike Chase, Mask, Making, Using and Performing, drawing on the four temperaments. Publisher: Hawthorn Press