Completing the Circle

Thomas Poplawski

Out of print

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Explores how teachers and parents together can form a supporting, cooperative circle for children. Addresses issues of consumerism, play, media and sports.

203 x 165 mm
Waldorf Publications
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Waldorf Publications
112 pages
Publication date:
01 Jan 2006


Parents and grandparents face new and increasing challenges in their roles as children's caregivers. This book explores how both school and home together can form a supporting, cooperative circle which holds children safe and warm in the world.

Poplawski describes the developmental stages of children and explains the concepts behind many Steiner-Waldorf educational practices.

This will be a useful and thought-provoking book for anyone working with or caring for children.

Topics include:
Taming the Media Monster
The Power of Play
Toys Are Not Us: Escaping from the Maw of Consumerism
Children and Sports - Finding a Balance
Etheric? Astral? Ego? An Esoteric View of the Human Being and Its Value in the Education of the Child
Paradise Lost: The Nine-Year Change
The Four Temperaments
Watching Your Temper(ament)


Thomas Poplawski has been a staff writer for Renewal: A Journal of Waldorf Education for over 12 years. He has trained as both a eurythmist and a psychotherapist. He is the author of Eurythmy: Rhythm, Dance and Soul (Floris Books). He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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