Creative Pathways: Activities that Strengthen the Child's Cognitive Forces

English books


By Elizabeth Auer

  • Shares the benefits to children's development of integrating arts and practical handwork into academic learning. For Years 1 to 8 (age 6 to 14) in the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum.

Integrating arts and practical handwork into academic learning can have a wealth of benefits for children and their development.

An experienced Waldorf crafts and class teacher here shares her extensive experience of doing hands-on activities with children aged 6 to 14, in a school context. She wishes to share the contents with teachers everywhere in classrooms as well as in home-school settings. The joy and benefits of integrating arts into academic learning are reflected in its wealth of practical advice of all kinds.

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Creativity
  3. The Early Years:
  4. Grade One
  5. Grade Two
  6. Grade Three
  7. Grade Four
  8. Grade Five
  9. Middle School:
  10. Grade Six
  11. Grade Seven
  12. Grade Eight


  • Main Lesson Book Binding
  • Painting the Hebrew Myth of Creation
  • Veiling the Cave
  • Navajo Loom Instructions
  • Grade Four Dioramas
  • Resources
  • Bibliography


About the Author


Elizabeth Auer has a background in illustration and design, and has illustrated several books. She was a Waldorf class teacher, and runs Waldorf arts workshops. She lives in New Hampshire.


Publisher: Waldorf Publications
Pages: 96
Size: 278 x 215 mm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781936367221
Publication date: 2011/1/1




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