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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Choosing Fairy Tales for Different Ages Deciding which fairy tales are appropriate for which age group is a problem which faces every  kindergarten teacher as well as every parent who wants to offer fairy tales to children. Ov
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 17:20:26 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the lecture: Changes Observed in Kindergarten Children AWSNA lecture given at the AWSNA Teachers’ Conference, Kimberton Waldorf School, Sunday, June 23, 2002 by Joan Almon In listening to these various living pictures on kindergarten chi
Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:57:48 -0600
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: A Story for the Evergreen Garden Author's note: After fifteen years out of the classroom, I stepped back in as a nursery teacher at the Washington Waldorf School in fall of 2009 to help a friend who was recovering from an il
Thu, 01 Apr 2010 08:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: The Power of Touch In February 2007, I had the pleasure of working again with Fred Donaldson as we both delivered keynote talks at the east coast Waldorf early childhood conference. For those who don't know Fred, he is a "pl
Sun, 01 Apr 2007 08:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: The Healing Power of Play When I began teaching young children in 1971, I was untrained and unsure of myself as a teacher, but I was convinced of two things: There was a spark of spirit in every human being and there had to
Sun, 01 Oct 2006 08:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: An Update on the Alliance of Childhood When the Alliance for Childhood formed in 1999, we had one major goal in mind: to address the declining health and well-being of children and help restore many of childhood's healthy es
Sun, 01 Oct 2006 08:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: The Vital Role of Play in Early Childhood Education “The ability to play is one of the principal criteria of mental health.” Ashley Montagu Over thirty years of working with children, families, and teachers in Waldorf kind
Sun, 01 Jun 2003 23:59:35 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: The Vital Role of Play in Childhood “The ability to play is one of the principal criteria of mental health.” Ashley Montagu Over thirty years of working with children, families, and teachers in Waldorf kindergartens all
Tue, 01 Oct 2002 08:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Alliance for Childhood Update The Alliance is developing in several directions at once. The most recent is the work we have been doing this spring on the issue of high stakes testing and the push by Congress and the Presiden
Sun, 01 Apr 2001 09:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Book Review - Endangered: Your Child in a Hostile World A lovely little book was sent to us for review: Endangered: Your Child in a Hostile World, by Johann Christoph Arnold. Arnold is the father of eight and a member of the
Sun, 01 Oct 2000 08:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Book Review - The "Early Years" Series Martin Large at Hawthorn Press has launched a new collection of books called the “early years series”, which is described in these words: “The series promises to provide parents a
Sun, 01 Oct 2000 08:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Alliance for Childhood The Alliance has been very busy this spring working on its computer project. More and more we are reminded of the Emperor and his new clothes which existed only in the minds of the faithful. The adulat
Sat, 01 Apr 2000 08:00:00 -0600
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: A Trip to Africa In March, I spent three intense but wonderful weeks in Africa. My journeys took me first to Baobab Teacher Training Institute in Alexandra Township in Johannesburg. There I had the good fortune of working wi
Sat, 01 Apr 2000 08:00:00 -0600
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Book Review - The Wonder of Lullabies CD and Songbook by Mary Thienes Schunemann Mary is a trained Waldorf kindergarten teacher and she has compiled a CD of simple and beautifully sung lullabies with a songbook. Her collecti
Sat, 01 Apr 2000 08:00:00 -0600
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Update: The Alliance for Childhood... The spring issue of the Research Bulletin reported on the founding of the Alliance for Childhood, and we would now like to share an update of our activities. When the Alliance was founde
Sat, 01 Jan 2000 08:00:00 -0600
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: An Update from the Alliance for Childhood The Alliance, which works with a broad group of partners on a growing number of childhood issues, has had a busy fall. We were fortunate to receive some gifts that have helped us mov
Fri, 01 Oct 1999 08:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Crayons in the Kindergarten: Block or Stick? Just now, one of the questions actively circulating in the kindergarten movement is whether it is better for young children to use block crayons or stick crayons. The question has
Thu, 01 Apr 1999 08:00:00 -0600
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Margret Meyerkort's New Books A third edition of the Wynstones books for kindergarten teachers and parents is now being printed. Edited by Margret Meyerkort and Jennifer Aulie, the set again includes six volumes: Autumn, Win
Thu, 01 Apr 1999 08:00:00 -0600
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Helping Children: Where Research and Social Action Meet As anthroposophy approaches the new millennium, the same thought is taking hold in many quarters: if we want to be effective in helping with contemporary world problems
Fri, 01 Jan 1999 08:00:00 -0600
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Endangered Childhood We look at children today and although we see many positive qualities and wonderful children, we all see changes which raise serious concerns about the plight of children today. In comparison to children
Mon, 01 Jun 1998 08:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: In Memory of Dr. Helmut von Kügelgen Our dear Helmut von Kügelgen crossed the threshold of death on February 25, 1998 in Stuttgart at age 81. Although his health had declined in recent years, he was able to attend meetings
Wed, 01 Apr 1998 08:00:00 -0600
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Reaching Out International work has been part of our Association's work from its beginning. The Kindergarten Association was founded by a group of 23 kindergarten teachers in the summer of 1983, and our first major task was
Wed, 01 Apr 1998 08:00:00 -0600
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Reflections As I read over this Newsletter, my first thought is that it seems an odd assortment of articles. Where is the central theme that holds them all together? But on further reflection, it seems to me they present a r
Wed, 01 Oct 1997 08:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Protecting Childhood: Looking Ahead I was in South Africa just before Easter, and in the mood of that festival I was filled with thoughts about the cocoon phase of life. It seemed humanity was in one, and that means old form
Tue, 01 Apr 1997 08:00:00 -0600
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Violence and the Electronic Media (This article originally appeared in the Fall 1993 issue of the Waldorf Kindergarten Newsletter and was revised in February 1996. Information about the newsletter and other publications of t
Wed, 01 Jan 1997 08:00:00 -0600
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: An Overview of Waldorf Early Childhood Education Today So much has been developing in the world of Waldorf early childhood education that it is difficult to even compile a Newsletter these days. We had a remarkable conferenc
Tue, 01 Oct 1996 08:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: The International Waldorf Kindergarten Conference Since last summer's conference we have received many warm letters from those attending, and the general feeling was that this was a remarkable event on many levels. In total,
Tue, 01 Oct 1996 08:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Young Children Today (Many of these ideas were presented in a lecture at the International Waldorf Teachers' Conference in Dornach, Switzerland, in April 1996. The conference focused on karma and reincarnation and their impl
Mon, 01 Apr 1996 08:00:00 -0600
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Introduction This issue marks a number of changes. For several years we have wanted to switch to a more permanent format with stapled binding, but the cost seemed prohibitive. Now, with the help of our advertisers, we have b
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 08:00:00 -0500
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Written by:Joan Almon
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Download the article: Early Childhood and the Consciousness Soul Waldorf Kindergarten Association of N.A. When Rudolf Steiner spoke of the human being, he not only described body, soul and spirit, but spoke of three levels of each. Thus within th
Tue, 10 Oct 1995 08:00:00 -0500
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