The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity. And that means, at its simplest, finding books that they enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them. A lecture explaining why using our […]
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.
The ability to read opens up a door to a whole other world for children and by reading to your child you are giving them a window into that world. Before they can read on their own they need to develop a set of skills known as emergent literacy skills. They are: having & using […]
….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 […]