Articles, Press, Newsletters & Videos

This page is a selection of news articles relevant to childhood development and Waldorf education.

Press Releases

2023-2024 Why Waldorf Works Education Series

September | Middle School Meeting

November | Waldorf Approach to Nurturing the Young Child and Ellersiek Games

November/December | Bridge to the Grades for Rising Grade One (True Kindergarten) Families at  2023 Tucson Birth and Baby Fest

December | Simplicity Parenting with Emphasis on the Holidays & Parent Forum for Winter Break Ideas

January | Eurythmy for Adults

February | Bridge to Middle School for Grades 4 and 5

March | The Waldorf Approach to Reading

April | The Waldorf Approach to Science

May | The Waldorf Approach to Discipline & Parent Forum for Summer Break Ideas

Articles about Tucson Waldorf School

Tucson Waldorf School offers preview of curriculumArizona Daily Star, January 25, 2014

School Spotlight: Tucson Waldorf SchoolTucsonTopia, November 2013

Puppets helping get the word out The Arizona Daily Star, May 2, 2013

Outstanding Fundraising Professional – Laura Alexander Tucson Lifestyle, November 2012

The Farm Individuality in a Desert City: River Road Gardens at the Tucson Waldorf SchoolWaldorf Today (originally published in the quarterly membership journal of the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association), November 2011

Farm at Base of Foothills – As Local as it Gets Foothills News, November 3, 2010

Waldorf School educates ‘head, heart, and hands’Tucson Citizen, February 11, 2008


Playgarden Articles

Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set – The New York Times, October 1, 2012

Play, Stress and the Learning Brain – The DANA Foundation, September 24, 2012

Why 6-year-old Girls Want to be Sexy – Waldorf Today, September 2012

How Creeping and Crawling Prepares a Child for School Life – Movement for Childhood, Summer, 2012

If We Don’t Let Our Children Play, Who Will Be the Next Steve Jobs? – Huff, October 20, 2011

Music Feeds Your Soul and Builds Your Brain –


Education Articles

Bringing Knitting to the Primary Classroom: Supporting Learning – Sydney Rudolf Steiner College

What Learning Cursive Does for Your BrainPsychology Today, March 14, 2013

Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers SayThe New York Times, November 1, 2012

Philosophizing Science: A Different Approach to American Higher Education – The Rice Standard, October 8, 2012

Teachers’ Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform – NPR, September 17, 2012

Back to School – An episode about an emerging theory on what to teach kids from the book, “How Children Succeed” by Paul Tough – This American Life, September 14, 2012

Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits – New York Times, September 10, 2012

Tiny Lifesaver for a Growing Worry: EpiPens in Schools – New York Times, September 7, 2012

Teach Your Children Well: Sir Ken Robinson Calls for a Revolution in Education – Costco Connection, August 2012

The Importance of Music in Schools – Denver Post, May 1, 2010


Waldorf Education Articles

Students Drive Own Education at Waldorf SchoolLa Crosse Tribune, November 3, 2012

CNN Report on Technology-free Education at Waldorf School of the Peninsula – CNN, March 13, 2012

This is What a School is Meant to Be   – Ecuador’s Dr. Angel Castillo Visits American Waldorf Schools – Waldorf Today, January 16, 2012

NBC Nightly News – A segment on The Waldorf School of the Peninsula – NBC, November 30, 2011

Control • Halt • Delete: Why some educators and scientists believe technology is bad for brains — especially young ones – An article about The Waldorf School of the Peninsula – Colorado Springs Independent, November 24, 2011

Students Learn Unplugged at Los Altos School – An article about  The Waldorf School of the Peninsula – CBS, November 10, 2011

A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute – Investigative reporter Matt Richtel researched the impact of technology in the classroom. One of the schools he visited is The Waldorf School of the Peninsula – New York Times October 22, 2011


Parenting Articles

Molly Wright: How every child can thrive by five | TEDTED, August 9, 2021

Mental Health Benefits of NatureNAMI|California

Nature and Mental HealthMind, 2021

Living Arts Weekly: The Power of “You May”LifeWays of North America, May 24, 2020

No More 1950s: How Simplicity Parenting is the Way to Prepare Kids for a Complex Future – Waldorf Today, September 2012

What Ails Us? Reframing the Way We Think About Chronic Illness, Drug Addiction and Attention-Deficit Disorder – Waldorf Today, September 2012

Raising Successful Children – New York Times, August 4, 2012

Resilience – Waldorf Today, August 2012

The Hormone Surge of Middle Childhood – New York Times, December 26, 2011

 No Bad Kids – Toddler Discipline Without Shame –, April 29, 2010


Technology Articles

Surgeon General Issues New Advisory About Effects Social Media Use Has on Youth Mental HealthU.S. Department of Health and Human Services, May 23, 2023

The Truth About Teens, Social Media and the Mental Health CrisisHealth News from NPR, April 25, 2023

Problematic Social Media Use in Adolescents and Young Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-analysisJMIR Publications, Vol 9, No 4 (2022): April

How True Are Our Assumptions About Screen Time? – NAEYC, October 2012

Is Technology Sapping Children’s Creativity? – The Washington Post, September 13, 2012

The Twitter Trap – New York Times, May 18, 2011


Publications, Newsletters and Blogs

Amy Crown: Fairy Tales for Brave HeartsLiving Traditional Arts by Kate Walter (former TWS teacher) on Amy Crown’s CD of read-aloud Grimm fairytales

Reflections on Parenting – Blog by Colette Green, a former Waldorf teacher

Rudolf Steiner on the Internet

Association of Waldorf Schools of North America  (AWSNA) Inform

Why Waldorf Works

Waldorf Today

Sonoran Sun Fall 2010 –Tucson Waldorf School quarterly newsletter

Sonoran Sun Spring 2011 –Tucson Waldorf School quarterly newsletter

Sonoran Sun Fall 2011 –Tucson Waldorf School quarterly newsletter

Sonoran Sun Winter 2011 –Tucson Waldorf School quarterly newsletter



Preparing for Life

Waldorf Education turns 100

Why Waldorf?


CNN Video on Waldorf education – The Waldorf Way with Dr. Sanjay Gupta


Video on Media