Naturally You Can Sing
Naturally You Can Sing Productions was started in 1999 as a company to bring singing and live music back into peoples’ lives. Singing has since the beginning of time been a source of joy, prayer, divine wisdom, a helper when working and a deep force of healing and balance for the human being.
Waldorf in the Home
A web based resource for parents, teachers and care-givers interested in the Waldorf approach to child-rearing and education. A Vast array of articles, CD's, conference materials and discussion groups. Rahima is a Board member of LifeWays North America and together with her daughter teaches at their Rainbow Bridge LifeWays Program in Boulder, CO.
Bella Luna Toys
is owned by Waldorf early childhood teacher and LifeWays North America board member, Sarah Baldwin. Her web based company is committed to offering unique natural toys and products for children and families that are safe, healthy and encourage imaginative play.
Shea Darian and Gilead Press
Shea Darian is a writer, poet and family educator who encourages parents and caregivers to transform our often busy, chaotic 21st century lives with a greater sense of balance and peace. She offers practical and inspirational tools to build healthy, joyful family relationships.
Two Tall Trees : LifeWays inspired products for the home and center
Jess, the owner of Two Tall Trees is LifeWays trained and was inspired by the idea of a LifeWays supply store, adding to it tan interactive, idea-sharing source for busy caregivers to see what their colleagues around the country are doing.
The World of the Young Child: Stephen Spitalny
Early childhood consultant and author Steve Spitalny has been a kindergarten teacher at the Santa Cruz Waldorf School for 23 years. Since the mid-1990's he has given workshops, lectures and courses on many themes for various institutions and groups including Rudolf Steiner College and is on the faculty of the Waldorf Institute of Southern California.
Alliance for Childhood
The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living. Its public education campaigns bring to light both the promise and the vulnerability of childhood.
Joyful Toddlers is a resource for parents, daycare providers and early childhood educators—if you spend your time with children ages 1-5 and wish that your days flowed a little more easily, and transitions went more smoothly, check out this site. If you long to increase how much you enjoy your time with children, go to Joyful Toddlers! The blog provides a wealth of information and support for parents of toddlers, and Miss Faith, an experienced LifeWays teacher, offers tele-classes for parents as well.
Juniper Tree School of Puppetry Arts
Juniper Tree Puppets, founded by LifeWays Training Director Suzanne Down, has been a long time center for puppetry and storytelling arts. It promotes the art and archetype, the magic and meaning, the wisdom and healing of story and ensouled puppetry. Do sign up for the free early childhood story newsletter on the home page, and view the many resources on the site's blog.
The Wonder of Childhood
The Wonder of Childhood Magazine is a monthly e-publication that explores conscious and creative parenting, Waldorf education, homeschooling, deep nourishment, self growth, natural living and the celebration of life through the rhythm of the year. This Magazine, edited by Lisa Boisvert Mackenzie, LifeWays board member, is truly inspirational! Lisa also has a related site, Celebrate the Rhythm of Life, which you should check out.
Little Acorn Learning
Little Acorn Learning works to connect children and caregivers to the natural rhythms of the earth by offering holistic and affordable e-books and e-courses which gently guide the adult in providing a warm, loving and creative home or classroom that their children will thrive in. Based on seasonal themes and festivals, Little Acorn Learning inspires a love of nature and the home arts while supporting the caregiver’s soul. We help parents, teachers and caregivers find true meaning in their very important work with children. Check out their blog as well.
KINDLING (The Journal for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood) is a wonderful resource for sharing Steiner Waldorf principles and practice with those caring for the child between birth and seven. KINDLING is a printed magazine from the U.K. which includes themed articles in each issue, such as a recent issue which focussed on warmth, including environments, clothing, love and care, and warming woolly crafts. It also includes other topics such as natural health, songs, stories, puppetry and crafts, special features, workshops and conferences, current debate etc. Some past themes were movement, nutrition, outdoors, storytelling, sleep, the senses, play. The Autumn 2014 issue will be on ‘pre’ literacy, science and numeracy. KINDLING is printed in Spring and Autumn and is available in printed form by subscription only. We have many subscribers abroad, and you will need to contact us for costs, which depend on postage to your countries. Please email for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nurturing Arts, based on the work of Rudolf Steiner, is a harmonizing, healing experience which can balance the stress of our contemporary life with its crowded agendas, overly intellectual activities and constant sensory stimuli. Participants are gently guided through a series of carefully designed artistic exercises while exploring a chosen theme. The emphasis is on discovery rather than the finished product. The Center For Nurturing Arts, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, offers a four-year part-time training with a fifth year practicum leading to a certificate as a Nurturing Arts Practitioner. They also offer classes and workshops, designed for a teaching faculty, a professional group or a community of individuals. See www.nurturingarts.org.
Awhina Day Nursery
Awhina Day Nursery and Kindergarten was founded in 1995 by Bernadette Raichle. Awhina is a small early childhood environment where the archetype of the home is its model. Bernadette is the author of, ‘Creating a Home for Body, Soul and Spirit, and shares her time between Awhina and consulting and lecturing.
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