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More Resources to Engage Heads, Hearts and Hands...

One of the underlying tenets of Waldorf education is the emphasis on human connection. This unique education is also naturally flexible and innovative to meet the needs and challenges of our times. Here are some great resources that embrace and reflect our pedagogy.

Waldorf & Waldorf-Inspired

RSSAA YouTube channel with playlists of early childhood stories, plays and activities, high school science experiments and more.
A Waldorf Journey - Curriculum ideas and strategies from a passionate Waldorf teacher.
Art of Homeschooling - Resources for Waldorf homeschooling.
The Waldorf Connection - Resources for Waldorf homeschooling.
Waldorf Homeschoolers - Parenting with purpose and passion.
Cedarwood Waldorf School - Our sister school in Oregon has created a beautiful page of ideas and resources for ages 3-12 including recorded story series, movement ideas and recipes.
Waldorf Shop - Tools and supplies.
Juniper Tree School of Puppetry Arts - Early childhood - storytelling and puppetry
American Journal of Play - Excellent peer reviewed academic journal with research on the value of play
past and current issues available online for free - sign up for emails when the new one comes out!\
SchoolArts Free K-12 Art Lessons - Unique, high-quality art lessons
Handwork for Homeschoolers - Free handwork lessons
How to Make Waldorf-Inspired Nature Blocks
DIY Dyed Rainbow "Grimm" Style Wooden Blocks
Human and Animal Study: Grades 4-6 (PDF) - complete lesson plans for this main lesson block
Collection of Waldorf books available online for FREE - The online Waldorf library has 200+ books converted into PDF ebooks available for download.
Gallery of Chalkboard Drawings in the Waldorf Classroom - Grades 1–8
BLACKBOARD SKETCHING book By FREDERICK WHITNEY (1908) - available online for free with step by step directions and illustrations.
Waldorf Teacher Resources - Main Lesson Pages, Lesson Plans & More - An unbelievable resource with FREE main lesson pages and lesson plans (called "gems").

Other Great Resources

Redfin - Published an article with a variety of valuable suggestions on How to Enhance Learning at Home for Kids.
Marco Polo - a great way for parents to stay connected and share ideas. A few friends and I have been using this to chat. It's like video texting.
Gemini Music - this beloved local children's music group will be live-streaming music from their Facebook page every Monday-Friday at 5 pm.
The Emerson Collective - A large collection of resources for families, teachers and schools
Ann Arbor Art Center - ArtBox is just what you might expect, “art supplies in a box” and included in the box is a packet filled with unique ideas for art projects easily made in the comfort of your home. New projects will be uploaded and available weekly on their website’s Art Resource page. The goal of ArtBox is to provide a creative outlet during the shared experience of staying at home.
Detroit Zoo - Watch animals in their habitats and instructional videos about the animals.
Ann Arbor Rec & Ed - Rec & Ed has created a new website with online classes including basketball, soccer, drawing and dance.
Natural History Museum - The museum created a site filled with demonstrations, science experiments and more. - audio stories of women who have made great contributions to the world
Met Opera - Free streaming of performances.
New York Academy of Medicine - Invites you to color classic illustrations from the past.
Simplicity Parenting Covid 19 response - Waldorf parenting advice for this unusual time.
National Geographic Kids - Games, videos and information on the natural world.
Sparkle Stories - free trial. They have crafts, games and stories.
Outschool - Classes on everything from coding to art.
DIY - They offer courses, skills, and challenges. Earn badges.
Skillshare - Offering 2 free months of online classes.
Instructables - Instructions on how to make just about anything.


P.E. with Joe - Get those bodies moving with these fun videos including 5-minute moves as well as longer P.E. classes by The Body Coach Joe Wicks.  Joe has great content for adults too!

Podcasts- All Ages

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids - Answering all of the "why" questions.
Smash, Boom, Best - Cats versus Dogs. Pizza versus Tacos. Super Speed versus Super Strength.
Storynory - Free audio stories featuring fairy tales, classics, myths, poems, and music.
Soul of Discipline - Kim John Payne podcast series (adolescence - parenting)

Kids These Days - A podcast hosted by teens, about teens. This unfiltered look into teenage life, with insights into what we're thinking about, laughing about, and stressing about, comes from Community High School in Ann Arbor and Michigan Radio's Peabody Award-winning podcast team

Sites with Downloadable pdf's