The Genius of Home

Teaching Your Children at Home with the Waldorf Curriculum

Catherine Read

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  • A first-hand account of a parent's journey home-schooling their children through the Waldorf curriculum – from early childhood through to high school
  • Celebrates the flexible, artistic, and challenging elements of the Waldorf approach to education
  • An inspiring and helpful account for parents considering home-schooling their children

An inspiring account of a parent's journey as a Steiner-Waldorf home-schooler for any family considering teaching their children from home.

229 x 152 mm
Bell Pond Books
Steiner-Waldorf Education
304 pages
Publication date:
12 Nov 2021


In recent years, there has been a notable increase in the number of parents choosing to teach their children at home rather than sending them to school.

In this book, Catherine Read describes her experiences following her decision to school her children at home and to follow the curriculum used in Steiner-Waldorf schools. The result is the story of her journey as the primary teacher of her two daughters through the entire Waldorf curriculum - from early childhood through to high school. She outlines what she did, when she did it and why. In this inspiring account, Read reveals the flexible, artistic, challenging and ultimately rewarding nature of this unique approach to education.

For any parent considering home schooling, this book is an encouraging and instructional companion.


Catherine Read has a PhD in Developmental Psychology from UCLA and has studied Waldorf teacher training in both the Lower School and the High School. She has conducted workshops on a variety of topics from festivals and nature meditations to music in the mood of the fifth. She lives in Pennsylvania, USA.

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