Here is an article published by the University of Cambridge which discusses the advantages of starting formal schooling later and delaying literacy lessons until the age of 7. We tend to agree and that is why our preschool programs include children age 5 and 6. Studies have compared groups of children in New Zealand who […]
The space we inhabit on a daily basis leaves a deep impression upon our psyches. How calm or busy this environment is can say much about our inner lives though for most of us we don’t even notice it. One of the most significant differences of a Waldorf classroom is the quality contained within the space. […]
“You will not be good teachers if you focus only on what you do and not upon who you are.” ― Rudolf Steiner As parents our role in our child’s lives is to provide a structure in which they can feel confident and secure about their place in the world. It is up to us […]
Formal schooling should be delayed by at least 12 months because an over-emphasis on the three-Rs at an early age can cause significant long-term damage to bright children, according to a leading academic.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY By Graeme Paton, Education Editor DAILY TELEGRAPH
Pupils should not be subjected to full classroom tuition until the age of six to off-set the effects of premature “adultification”, it was claimed. Read more about Delaying Kindergarten creates smarter kids …
The Fallacies of Early Literacy
Our schools and educators have misled us to believe that children who cannot read by the age of 6 or 7 will struggle in school however the truth is that we create their struggles in school by pushing them to read before they are ready. Children who are under 7 are not yet fully grounded in their own bodies they have not yet anchored their physical space and are not ready to enter the logical processes of reading before their 7th birthday. Read more about Raising A Reader …