About the secret of time

By Christoph J. Hueck, January 2013

Christoph J. Hueck shows how we cannot meaningfully support the development of the child until we understand that time not only flows from the past into the future, but also from the future into the past. [more]

Early childhood

The breathing day of the small child

By Philipp Gelitz, January 2013

Life in a Waldorf kindergarten is strongly marked by rhythm. Activities such as baking and crafts are repeated rhythmically as are also the activities in weekly and annual rhythms. Alongside this, the course of the day with its alternation of free play and guidance as well as of playing inside and in the garden is of central importance. [more]

Waldorf worldwide

Waldorf education in Lithuania

By Peter Lang, January 2013

Waldorf education gained a foothold in Lithuania in 1996. In the meantime it has been recognised by the education ministry. The number of teachers and institutions is growing. [more]


Finding your own rhythm

By Mathias Maurer, January 2013

Dear Reader, Rhythm supports life, rhythm saves and gives strength. Our whole human organisation is built on rhythmical processes which influence one another physically, psychologically and spiritually. Small children love rhythm; it gives them orientation, space for growth and development. When they start school, at the latest, they start to act out variations of the “eternal recurrence” of the same thing, cautiously at first, then with intent. In adolescence all the familiar things are turned on their head, mostly with a great deal of stress. Night is turned into day, food is eaten at any time except meal times, homework is done late at night or just before the lesson. For medicine, therapy and education, rhythm is indispensible and an indicator of... [more]