It’s been awhile since I was fully-immersed in the realm of early childhood, but it doesn’t take long for me to conjure up memories of my own children and my former students getting lost in stories as I told them.
While my current students take in stories in a much more dramatic, outwardly-active way, those little ones simply sat, open-mouthed drinking in the words of my stories. As I watched them absorb every character, description and plot turn, I was constantly reminded of the importance of carefully choosing the content of those stories.
Though Steiner’s indications suggest Grimm’s Fairy Tales, I remember struggling with some of them and looking for other resources for Waldorf early childhood stories.
A natural alternative to the fairy tale is the seasonal story and though you can easily enough make up simple seasonal stories (and these are often the best ones) it’s nice to have some resources to turn.
Well, here’s a great resource for Waldorf early childhood stories.
Tell Me a Story is a collection of seasonal stories for children under 7. The stories and pictures are beautifully simple and it can be a great complement to the stories you already tell your children. There are over 80 stories in this collection, so it’s well-worth the $25.
What are some other resources for Waldorf early childhood stories that you love? Let’s collect a list in the comments!