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Welcome to the online store of Waldorf in the Home, a weblog offering articles on parenting and Waldorf education by a wide range of nationally-known authors. This online store is your source for books and an extensive list of recordings (both CDs and DVDs) of keynote addresses and workshops from Waldorf in the Home and other conferences produced by Informed Family Life. Rahima Baldwin Dancy, early childhood educator and author of You Are Your Child's First Teacher, is the executive director and conference organizer.

Our topics include Family Life, Authority, Rhythm and Discipline, Waldorf Education and Waldorf Home Schooling, Mothering and Spirituality, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and more. See our Category Index at the left for a complete listing.

In addition to receiving our items shipped to your home, all our CD's and DVD's are now available for DOWNLOAD for immediate delivery with no shipping/handling charges. Simply select the Download option when ordering.

Featured Titles

Workshop by Kelly Morrow  In Waldorf schools, children learn to write first, based on drawings of the letters through the fairy tales. Then they learn to read what they have written. Kelly demonstrates this artistic approach used in grades 1 and 2 and explains why it is so effective  Video recording in DVD format. Workshop by Sieglinde De Francesca  Learn to draw luminous images to delight your child by exploring basic drawing techniques and techniques with beeswax block crayons. Ample demonstrations and overview to take you through the early grades. Sigi is an amazing artist and teacher--and she does it all with only the three primary colors. This video will inspire you to dig out your child's crayons and give it a try!  Video recording in DVD format. Double Workshop by Kelly Morrow  In Part I, experience how "color stories" bring color alive as children are introduced to more guidance in paiting in first grade (adaptable for older children or adults new to painting). In Part II, Kelly shares from the Creation Story in the third grade curriculum and shows how she would encourage the children to bring form out of the experience of color.   Two-Part Video in DVD format (45 minutes).
Workshop by Daena Ross  What's going on with your suddenly-moody nine year old to make the eviction from the Garden of Eden such a fitting metaphor? Learn how to meet these inner changes with equanimity and practical life activities.    Audio recording in CD format. Workshop by Marin Lipowitz  A hands-on approach to math in grades 1 - 4, including movement, art, and storytelling to transform abstract concepts into concrete methodology. Lots of tools and toys are demonstrated, which are available in kit form from Marin.   Video recording in DVD format. Keynote address with slides by Betty Peck  With over 50 years' experience working with young children and nature, Betty Peck has been called a national treasure. Program includes slides of her garden-centered program for young children. You'll be inspired whether you're at home or teaching in a program for young children!  Video recording in DVD format.

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In You Are Your Child’s First Teacher, respected Waldorf educator Rahima Baldwin Dancy explains the different stages of learning that children go through from birth to age six, giving you the wisdom and understanding to enrich your child’s natural development in the right way at the right time.

By Janet Allison  Mothering a boy can be exhilarating and exhausting!  Understanding the role of biology, testosterone, and environmental stresses means you can help him be his best.  Effective language, practical activities and developmental insight can deepen your connection to all the boys and men in your life.  Audio recording in CD format. This delightful and informative DVD by  Faith Collins can transform your life with young children, whether as a parent, childcare provider or early childhood teacher.  Faith points out that activities of everyday life—what LifeWays calls “The Living Arts”—have the advantage that we don’t have to manufacture them.  They happen all the time!  DVD (15 minutes)

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