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7 Benefits of Waldorf’s “Writing to Read” Approach

Posted On: 5/10/2018 1:17 PM

First graders sitting at tables working on main lesson books with crayons"Waldorf Education starts to set the foundation for reading in kindergarten. Learning to read is allowed to evolve for each child in the same form as it evolved from the beginning of humanity: spoken language developed first, then people drew pictures to communicate their ideas, followed by symbols such as hieroglyphics and finally the abstract letters of our modern alphabets. Once there was a written language, people learned to read. This is exactly the sequence in which children master language, and it also is the sequence in which reading is taught in Waldorf schools. "

Read more at: Nelson Waldorf School blog - February 28, 2017
Photo credit: Nelson Waldorf School

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