Reading and Waldorf Education

In this very quick video Torin Finser, PhD and John Bloom discuss why Waldorf education waits to teach literacy until children are developmentally ready.

John Bloom is Senior Director at RSF Social Finance and a Waldorf parent. Torin Finser, PhD is the Chair of the Department of Education, Antioch University New England and the General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

Truth About Sight Reading

….and why it fails kids. What it comes down to is that reading a language like English, Spanish or German as though the words were pictures doesn’t give children all of the tools that are available to them. Japanese and Ancient Hieroglyphs are pictographic languages, Chinese is often thought to be pictographic as well but […]