Recent Resources and Publications


Young Children's Drawings as a Mirror of Development

Christhilde Blume

Dr. Blume invites us to explore children’s visual language and consider what their drawings tell us about individuation. Includes over 50 reproductions of children’s drawings tracing various stages of development as well as the influence of common childhood illnesses. 
72 pages, perfect-bound  $15



Supporting the Sense of Life: Nurturing well-being in young children and the adults that care for them

Nancy Blanning
This collection of keynote lectures from the WECAN Annual East Coast Conference, 2014-2016, offers keenly observed and researched insights on how to assist the development of children’s secure orientation in the world—and how, as educators and caregivers, to support and strengthen our own sense of well-being. 
144 pages, perfect-bound  $18


Education: Health for Life
Education and medicine working together for healthy development

Michaela Glöckler, Stefan Langhammer, Christof Wiechert

Dedicated to parents, teachers, and doctors who promote the health of children in education, this compilation arose from the worldwide 2006 Kolisko conferences, spanning topics that include meditation for teachers, children's exposure to technology, teaching projective geometry, how to approach sex education, physiology and its connection to education, and more. 
360 pages, perfect bound  $25

El Desarollo del Niño Año por Año

Edited by Holly Koteen-Soulè, translated by Lenya Bloom

Published in English as Child Development Year by Year, now available in Spanish. This simple, friendly pamphlet discusses how Waldorf early childhood education meets your child at each year of life from birth through age seven. We hope it’s just what you’ve been looking for! Each article includes references to material providing deeper treatment of related topics and bibliographical lists for further exploration. Individual price includes shipping in the U.S. 
20 pages, saddle-stitched  $5

Transitions in Childhood from Birth to 14 Years
Significance, Challenges, and Consequences – The Tasks for Educators and Teachers

Pedagogical Section of the Goetheanum and IASWECE

Pedagogical Section of the Goetheanum and IASWECEOriginally published in both German and English, Transitions in Childhood from Birth to 14 Years collects lectures given from May 30 to April 3, 2015 at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, where 550 people from 46 countries, including Waldorf educators, scholars, and professionals in a wide range of fields, came together to work on the title theme. We hope that these texts can serve as a basis for further study activity and can contribute to a greater collaborative activity in the Waldorf kindergarten and school movement. 
122 pages, perfect-bound  $15

Simply Sourdough

Lory Widmer-Hess

Do you want to make delicious, nutritious whole-grain sourdough bread but are confused or intimidated by all the different methods and advice out there? This booklet aims to keep it simple and give you just the essential information you need to create your own rye starter, bake a great whole-grain loaf with it, and make other baked goods with the same starter including English muffins, pancakes, muffins, and crackers. 72 pages, perfect-bound.  $10

Sleep Baby Sleep: Lullabies from Around the World

International Association of Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education

The music collected in this book and CD set will send little ones to sleep in a golden bed of clouds in Estonia, awaken in the imagination a troll mother singing for her babies in Sweden as well as cows in the clover and more, all under the sun, moon, and stars . . . such are the images from this enchanting collection of traditional lullabies from 24 countries. The accompanying CD, with songs sung in the original languages, offers support for parents and teachers who want to learn the songs by heart. 
Paperback book and audio CD  $22

Pentatonic Delight

Mary Thienes Schünemann
This inspired collection of pentatonic songs, drawn from Mary Thienes Schünemann's vast repertoire of children's music, has a warm, soothing, enveloping quality flowing from beautiful melodies that speak of the joys and mystery of childhood, from playing and frolicking in nature to peaceful moments before sleep. Includes musical notation and lyrics for songs from around the world. 
42 pages, spiral-bound, with black and white illustrations. Includes CD.  $24.95

Stepping into the Future: Early childhood education as the foundation for a healthy social life

International Association of Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE) 
At the turning point of one hundred years since the founding of Waldorf Education, we want to take a deeper look at how we can contribute more and more through education to a better human future. 
130 pages, perfect-bound.  $25

Early Childhood Wisdom: A Journey through the Playgroup Year

Ebba Bodame and Meg Quinlisk
Families of young children today face a fast-paced world of consumerism and isolation. Many of us have lost touch with the traditions and rhythms that ground our lives and connect us to nature. The Steiner playgroup offers connection and meaning, supporting both the child starting out on a social life and the new parents creating a family life. 
114 pages, perfect-bound.  $25

WECAN Recommended Parent Resource Guide

A single-sheet pamphlet featuring some of our best-loved resources to share with parents and friends. Member organizations are invited to request bundles of 10 or more.


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