SUPPORT THE SITE

LINKS


 


PREGNANCY, BIRTH


Living with Children http://www.creativelivingwithchildren.com


An incredible, not to miss resource for all aspects of becoming a parent, raising children and understanding their development with consciousness, creativity and courage by Susan Liang.


Birthing Naturally www.birthingnaturally.net


A site that gives a month-by-month description of pregnancy, as well as good information for birth preparation. Includes an international guide for finding a local midwife or doula. 


La Leche League  www.llli.org


La Leche League International helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.


International Breastfeeding Centre https://ibconline.ca/

A wonderful breastfeeding resource with videos, fact sheets, and many useful breastfeeding links.


Sarah Buckley  sarahbuckley.com

Medical Doctor, author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering gives the best medical information so that you can be informed, supported, nourished and inspired as you embark on your extraordinary journey, bringing new life into the world.


EARLY CHILDHOOD


Living with Children  http://www.creativelivingwithchildren.com

An incredible, not to miss resource for all aspects of becoming a parent, raising children and understanding their development with consciousness, creativity and courage by Susan Liang.


Simplicity Parenting  www.simplicityparenting.com

For those who want to slow their children's lives down but don't know where to start, Kim John Payne offers both inspiration and a blueprint for change. This site has many articles and video interviews.


Lifeways North America  www.lifewaysnorthamerica.org

LifeWays offers an innovative relationship-based vision for childcare, both by parents in the home and by childcare providers in childcare centers, for children from birth to 6 years. This links to the blog and resources section.



Alliance for Childhood US www.allianceforchildhood.org 


UK: www.allianceforchildhood.org.uk


An organization that promotes children's play and wellbeing in early childhood education. There are good publications on their site.



Waldorf in the Home www.informedfamilylife.org

Resources for Nourishing Family Life A host of articles, resources and links for bringing meaning and health to to home.


Sophia’s Hearth Family Center  sophiashearth.org


A collection of short articles that may be of interest to parents, caregivers, early childhood teachers, and other professionals.


IASWECE International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education  www.iaswece.org


This website describes early childhood projects worldwide, and has a list of articles and resources for the young child, and a list of Waldorf kindergartens and early childhood training centers worldwide.


INTERESTING PUBLICATIONS, NEWSLETTERS AND BLOGS


Some of these sites may be helpful in further reading, and in reading about how others live with different aspects of the basic principles.


Joyful Toddlers joyfultoddlers.com Faith Baldwin writes from her exerience as a Waldorf Kindergarten teacher. Her blog is about increasing our enjoyment of the young children in our lives through concrete action and the lens through which we view them.



Research Institute for Waldorf Education 


www.waldorfresearchinstitute.org/research-bulletin-articles/ 

A long list of research articles pertaining to education of the child.


MEDIA 

Commercial Free Childhood commercialfreechildhood.org


Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is a national coalition of health care professionals, educators, advocacy groups, parents, and individuals who are devoted to limiting the impact of commercial culture on children.  



TOYS ETC.


Australia: 

Spiral Garden www.spiralgarden.com.au


Specialises in wooden toys, fabric dolls, quality art supplies, organic toys, natural gifts for babies, quality books (mainly Steiner and homeschooling topics), magazine subscriptions, natural craft materials, co-operative games and other gift items.


Canada: 


Natural Pod  www.naturalpod.com


Quality natural play items that support creative and imaginative play.


New Zealand: Spindle Wood www.spindlewood.co.nz


Natural toys & play materials that foster the imagination of the child.


Europe: Waldorf Toys  www.waldorf-toys.com


Toys for heart, head and hands.


US: The Puppenstube www.thepuppenstube.com


Waldorf inspired handmade dolls, toys, knits, and more... includes a California-based list of upcoming Waldorf events.


Bella Luna Toys www.bellalunatoys.com


Waldorf-inspired toys and playthings to nourish the senses and inspire the imagination, made in Maine.




WALDORF/ STEINER SCHOOL INFORMATION


Association for Waldorf Music Education http://waldorfmusic.org/


Articles and resources for understanding music and bringing it to children.


Online Waldorf Library and Waldorf Journal Project  www.waldorflibrary.org


A large database of Waldorf resources: lectures, journals, books, and links.


This is an amazing new resource of translations from essays, magazines, and specialized studies from around the world.


Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America

(WECAN) www.waldorfearlychildhood.org


A resource of information and links for Waldorf early childhood.


 


Associated Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) www.whywaldorfworks.org


About Waldorf Education, the curriculum, studies and other links. 


Why Waldorf Works www.whywaldorfworks.org


A comprehensive site about Waldorf Education sponsored by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).


Waldorf Answers www.waldorfanswers.org


A private site, intending to provide answers about Waldorf education, in depth, that parents and prospective parents may have, and to clear up some of the misconceptions that may exist about Waldorf education.


MillenialChild.com  www.millennialchild.com


A resource for parents and anyone interested in educating children in the twenty-first century, based on Waldorf education.



VACCINATION/IMMUNIZATION AND HEALTH


Here are some links that may be useful in informing yourself about immunization:


VRAN (Vaccination Risk Awareness Network Inc.) vran.org


VRAN is a not-for-profit educational society. Our website is designed to provide you with more information about risks and potential side-effects of vaccines, to get support if you or someone you know may have suffered adverse reactions from vaccines, and to foster a multi-disciplinary approach to child and family health.


(USA) NATIONAL VACCINE INFORMATION CENTER  www.nvic.org


An independent clearinghouse for information on diseases and vaccines, the oldest and largest consumer led organization advocating for the institution of vaccine safety and informed consent protections in the public health system.


WAVE (World Association for Vaccine Education)  www.novaccine.com


WAVE is globally focused, non-profit, educational institution providing an avenue for a public exchange of non-medical vaccine information, ideas and a continuously updated database of documents that concern vaccine risk and uselessness to redress the balance of information available to parents on vaccination issues.