Mindful Learn & Play

Mindful Learn & Play Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading for Librarians, Instructors and Parents

  • Beyond Ecophobia; Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education by David Sobel
  • The Boy on the Beach; Building Community Through Play by Vivian Gussin Paley
  • Buddhism for Parents On the Go by Sarah Napthali
  • Building Resilience in Children and Teens; Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Kenneth R. Ginsburg
  • Calm and Compassionate Children by Susan Usha Dermond
  • Cool Cats Calm Kids; Relaxation and Stress Management for Young People by Mary L.Williams
  • Children at Play; Using Waldorf Principles to Foster Childhood Development by Heidi Britz-Crecelius
  • Children’s Special Places by David Sobel
  • Child’s Mind; Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm and Relaxed by Christopher Willard
  • Child’s Play; Montessori Games and Activities for Your Baby and Toddler by Maja PItamic
  • A Child’s Work; the Importance of Fantasy Play by Vivian Gussin Paley
  • The Conscious Parent; Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary
  • The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff
  • Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature by Jon Young, Ellen has, Evan McGown
  • Creating Innovators; The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World by Tony Wagner
  • Creative Yoga for Children; Inspiring the Whole Child Through Yoga, Songs, Literature andGames by Adrienne Rawlinson
  • Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms; Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments by Eric M. Nelson
  • The Cultural Creatives; How 50 Million People Are Changing the World by Paul H. Ray and Sherry R. Anderson
  • Dumbing Us Down; the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
  • Einstein Never Used Flashcards; How Our Children Really Learn and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
  • The Essence of Waldorf Education by Peter Seig
  • Everywhere All the Time: A New Deschooling Reader by Matt Hern
  • Finding Happiness in Simplicity by Gail Fraser and Art Poulin
  • Free to Learn; Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant and Better Students for Life by Peter Gray
  • Free-Range Kids; How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children by Lenore Skenazy
  • Free-Range Learning; How Homeschooling Changes Everything by Laura Grace Wheldon
  • The Genius in Every Child; Encouraging Character, Curiosity and Creativity in Children by Rick Ackerly
  • A Handful of Quiet by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud
  • The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron
  • The Homework Myth; Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing by Alfie Kohn
  • Honey for a Child’s Heart; the Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life by Gladys Hunt
  • How to Be a Zen Mama by Betsy McKee Henry
  • How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
  • The Hundred Languages of Children; The Reggio Emilia Experience in Transformation by Carolyn Edwards
  • I Am by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • I Love Dirt! by Jennifer Ward
  • I Love You Rituals by Becky A. Bailey
  • In a Nutshell by Joseph Anthony
  • In Their Own Way; Discovering and Encouraging Your Child’s Multiple Intelligences by Thomas Armstrong
  • The Incarnating Child by Joan Salter
  • Into the Field; A Guide to Locally Focused Teaching by Clare W. Leslie, John Tallmadge, Tom Wessels
  • Instead of Education by John Holt
  • It’s a Jungle Out There! 52 Nature Adventures for City Kids by Jennifer Ward
  • The Joyful Child by Peggy Jenkins
  • The Kingdom of Childhood; Introductory Talks on Waldorf Education by Rudolf Steiner
  • Last Child in the Woods; Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
  • Learning All the Time by John Holt
  • Living Like a Child; Learn, Live, and Teach Creatively by Enrique C. Feldman
  • Mind in the Making; The Seven Essential Life Skills That Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky
  • The Mind-Up Curriculum; Grades PreK -12 by The Hawn Foundation
  • The Mindful Child; How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder and More Compassionate by Susan Kaiser Greenland
  • Mindful Movements; Ten Exercises for Well-Being by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness by Deborah Schoeberlein
  • Montessori Letter Work by Bob and June George
  • Montessori Today; A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood by Paula Polk Lillard
  • My Mama Earth by Susan B. Katz
  • A Natural Sense of Wonder; Connecting Kids with Nature Through the Seasons by Rick Van Noy
  • The Nature Principle by Richard Louv
  • No Excuses! by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • No Student Left Indoors by Jane Kirkland
  • Nurture Shock by Po Bronson
  • The One World School House; Education Reimagined by Salman Khan
  • Oops! Helping Children Learn Accidentally by Hywel Roberts
  • Optimal Parenting; Using Natural Learning Rhythms to Nurture the Whole Child by Ba Luvmour
  • Out of the Classroom and into the World by Salvatore Vascellaro
  • Painting and Drawing in Waldorf Schools by Thomas Wildgruber
  • Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child by Julie B. Rosenshein
  • The Parent’s Guide to Alternatives in Education by Ronald E. Koetzsch
  • The Parent’s Tao Te Ching by William Martin
  • Place –Based Education by David Sobel
  • Planting Seeds; Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Play’s the Thing; Teachers’ Roles in Children’s Play by Elizabeth Jones and Gretchen Reynolds
  • Playful Learning; Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder by Mariah Bruehl
  • The Power of Validation by Karyn D. Hall
  • Project-Based Homeschooling; Mentoring Self-Directed Learners by Lori Pickert
  • The Rhythm of Family by Amanda B. Soule
  • The School Revolution; A New Answer for Our Broken Education System by Ron Paul
  • The Schools Our Children Deserve; Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards” by Alfie Kohn
  • Starbright; Meditations for Children by Maureen Garth
  • Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Cornell
  • Supporting Play Birth Through Age Eight by Dorothy J. Sluss
  • Take the Time; Mindfulness for Kids by Maud Roegiers
  • Teach Me to Do it Myself; Montessori Activities for You and Your Child by Maja Pitamic
  • Teach Your Children Well; Parenting for Authentic Success by Madeline Levine
  • Teach Your Own; The John Holt Book of Homeschooling by John Holt
  • Transformational Teaching; Waldorf-Inspired Methods in the Public School by Mary Goral
  • Trust and Wonder; A Waldorf Approach to Caring for Infants and Toddlers by Eldbjorg G. Paulsen
  • Understanding Waldorf Education; Teaching from the Inside Out by Jack Petrash
  • The Unschooled Mind; How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach by Howard Gardner
  • Unschooling Rules by Clark Aldrich
  • The Unschooling Handbook; How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom by Mary Griffith
  • The Unschooling Unmanual by Jan and Jason Hunt
  • Ungifted; Intelligence Redefined by Scott Barry Kaufman
  • Unstoppable Me! by Dr. Wayne W Dyer
  • Waldorf Alphabet Book by Famke Zonneveld
  • A Warm and Gentle Welcome; Nurturing Children from Birth to Age Three by Trice Atchison and Margaret Ris
  • Weapons of Mass Instruction; A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
  • What Do You Really Want for Your Children? by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • What Is Waldorf Education? by Rudolf Steiner
  • What Is a Waldorf Kindergarten? by Sharifa Oppenheimer
  • The Wonder of Trees; Nature Activities for Children by Andrea Frommherz and Edith Biedermann
  • Working in the Reggio Way; A Beginner’s Guide for American Teachers by Julianne P. Wurm
  • Yoga Adventure for Children by Helen Purperhart
  • Yoga Bear; Yoga for Youngsters by Karen Pierce
  • Yoga Fun for Toddlers, Children, & You by Juliet Pegrum
  • You Are a Lion: And Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeum Yoo
  • You Are Your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima B. Dancy
  • 10 Mindful Minutes by Goldie Hawn
  • 101 Relaxation Games for Children by Allison Bartl
  • Beyond Ecophobia; Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education by David Sobel
  • The Boy on the Beach; Building Community Through Play by Vivian Gussin Paley
  • Buddhism for Parents On the Go by Sarah Napthali
  • Building Resilience in Children and Teens; Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Kenneth R. Ginsburg
  • Calm and Compassionate Children by Susan Usha Dermond
  • Cool Cats Calm Kids; Relaxation and Stress Management for Young People by Mary L.Williams
  • Children at Play; Using Waldorf Principles to Foster Childhood Development by Heidi Britz-Crecelius
  • Children’s Special Places by David Sobel
  • Child’s Mind; Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm and Relaxed by Christopher Willard
  • Child’s Play; Montessori Games and Activities for Your Baby and Toddler by Maja PItamic
  • A Child’s Work; the Importance of Fantasy Play by Vivian Gussin Paley
  • The Conscious Parent; Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary
  • The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff
  • Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature by Jon Young, Ellen has, Evan McGown
  • Creating Innovators; The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World by Tony Wagner
  • Creative Yoga for Children; Inspiring the Whole Child Through Yoga, Songs, Literature andGames by Adrienne Rawlinson
  • Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms; Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments by Eric M. Nelson
  • The Cultural Creatives; How 50 Million People Are Changing the World by Paul H. Ray and Sherry R. Anderson
  • Dumbing Us Down; the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
  • Einstein Never Used Flashcards; How Our Children Really Learn and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
  • The Essence of Waldorf Education by Peter Seig
  • Everywhere All the Time: A New Deschooling Reader by Matt Hern
  • Finding Happiness in Simplicity by Gail Fraser and Art Poulin
  • Free to Learn; Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant and Better Students for Life by Peter Gray
  • Free-Range Kids; How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children by Lenore Skenazy
  • Free-Range Learning; How Homeschooling Changes Everything by Laura Grace Wheldon
  • The Genius in Every Child; Encouraging Character, Curiosity and Creativity in Children by Rick Ackerly
  • A Handful of Quiet by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud
  • The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron
  • The Homework Myth; Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing by Alfie Kohn
  • Honey for a Child’s Heart; the Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life by Gladys Hunt
  • How to Be a Zen Mama by Betsy McKee Henry
  • How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
  • The Hundred Languages of Children; The Reggio Emilia Experience in Transformation by Carolyn Edwards
  • I Am by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • I Love Dirt! by Jennifer Ward
  • I Love You Rituals by Becky A. Bailey
  • In a Nutshell by Joseph Anthony
  • In Their Own Way; Discovering and Encouraging Your Child’s Multiple Intelligences by Thomas Armstrong
  • The Incarnating Child by Joan Salter
  • Into the Field; A Guide to Locally Focused Teaching by Clare W. Leslie, John Tallmadge, Tom Wessels
  • Instead of Education by John Holt
  • It’s a Jungle Out There! 52 Nature Adventures for City Kids by Jennifer Ward
  • The Joyful Child by Peggy Jenkins
  • The Kingdom of Childhood; Introductory Talks on Waldorf Education by Rudolf Steiner
  • Last Child in the Woods; Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
  • Learning All the Time by John Holt
  • Living Like a Child; Learn, Live, and Teach Creatively by Enrique C. Feldman
  • Mind in the Making; The Seven Essential Life Skills That Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky
  • The Mind-Up Curriculum; Grades PreK -12 by The Hawn Foundation
  • The Mindful Child; How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder and More Compassionate by Susan Kaiser Greenland
  • Mindful Movements; Ten Exercises for Well-Being by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness by Deborah Schoeberlein
  • Montessori Letter Work by Bob and June George
  • Montessori Today; A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood by Paula Polk Lillard
  • My Mama Earth by Susan B. Katz
  • A Natural Sense of Wonder; Connecting Kids with Nature Through the Seasons by Rick Van Noy
  • The Nature Principle by Richard Louv
  • No Excuses! by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • No Student Left Indoors by Jane Kirkland
  • Nurture Shock by Po Bronson
  • The One World School House; Education Reimagined by Salman Khan
  • Oops! Helping Children Learn Accidentally by Hywel Roberts
  • Optimal Parenting; Using Natural Learning Rhythms to Nurture the Whole Child by Ba Luvmour
  • Out of the Classroom and into the World by Salvatore Vascellaro
  • Painting and Drawing in Waldorf Schools by Thomas Wildgruber
  • Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child by Julie B. Rosenshein
  • The Parent’s Guide to Alternatives in Education by Ronald E. Koetzsch
  • The Parent’s Tao Te Ching by William Martin
  • Place –Based Education by David Sobel
  • Planting Seeds; Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Play’s the Thing; Teachers’ Roles in Children’s Play by Elizabeth Jones and Gretchen Reynolds
  • Playful Learning; Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder by Mariah Bruehl
  • The Power of Validation by Karyn D. Hall
  • Project-Based Homeschooling; Mentoring Self-Directed Learners by Lori Pickert
  • The Rhythm of Family by Amanda B. Soule
  • The School Revolution; A New Answer for Our Broken Education System by Ron Paul
  • The Schools Our Children Deserve; Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards” by Alfie Kohn
  • Starbright; Meditations for Children by Maureen Garth
  • Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Cornell
  • Supporting Play Birth Through Age Eight by Dorothy J. Sluss
  • Take the Time; Mindfulness for Kids by Maud Roegiers
  • Teach Me to Do it Myself; Montessori Activities for You and Your Child by Maja Pitamic
  • Teach Your Children Well; Parenting for Authentic Success by Madeline Levine
  • Teach Your Own; The John Holt Book of Homeschooling by John Holt
  • Transformational Teaching; Waldorf-Inspired Methods in the Public School by Mary Goral
  • Trust and Wonder; A Waldorf Approach to Caring for Infants and Toddlers by Eldbjorg G. Paulsen
  • Understanding Waldorf Education; Teaching from the Inside Out by Jack Petrash
  • The Unschooled Mind; How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach by Howard Gardner
  • Unschooling Rules by Clark Aldrich
  • The Unschooling Handbook; How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom by Mary Griffith
  • The Unschooling Unmanual by Jan and Jason Hunt
  • Ungifted; Intelligence Redefined by Scott Barry Kaufman
  • Unstoppable Me! by Dr. Wayne W Dyer
  • Waldorf Alphabet Book by Famke Zonneveld
  • A Warm and Gentle Welcome; Nurturing Children from Birth to Age Three by Trice Atchison and Margaret Ris
  • Weapons of Mass Instruction; A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
  • What Do You Really Want for Your Children? by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • What Is Waldorf Education? by Rudolf Steiner
  • What Is a Waldorf Kindergarten? by Sharifa Oppenheimer
  • The Wonder of Trees; Nature Activities for Children by Andrea Frommherz and Edith Biedermann
  • Working in the Reggio Way; A Beginner’s Guide for American Teachers by Julianne P. Wurm
  • Yoga Adventure for Children by Helen Purperhart
  • Yoga Bear; Yoga for Youngsters by Karen Pierce
  • Yoga Fun for Toddlers, Children, & You by Juliet Pegrum
  • You Are a Lion: And Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeum Yoo
  • You Are Your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima B. Dancy
  • 10 Mindful Minutes by Goldie Hawn
  • 101 Relaxation Games for Children by Allison Bartl
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