59 episodes

Waldorfy serves to explore and explain Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy. In most episodes, I discuss topics with a Waldorf teacher, or someone with knowledge about anthroposophy, to deliver accurate, simple, interesting, information and explanations. When possible we’ll bring to attention any research or studies surrounding the topics we are exploring. My main aim is to reach parents, perspective parents, and alumni to engage them with the meaning and purpose of Waldorf Education and it’s connection with anthroposophy.

Waldorfy Ashley Renwick

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 125 Ratings

Waldorfy serves to explore and explain Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy. In most episodes, I discuss topics with a Waldorf teacher, or someone with knowledge about anthroposophy, to deliver accurate, simple, interesting, information and explanations. When possible we’ll bring to attention any research or studies surrounding the topics we are exploring. My main aim is to reach parents, perspective parents, and alumni to engage them with the meaning and purpose of Waldorf Education and it’s connection with anthroposophy.

    The Waldorf Kindergartener

    The Waldorf Kindergartener

    VERY experienced Waldorf kindergarten teacher Tim Bennett speaks with me in this episode all about the Waldorf kindergarten. 

    We discuss what's going on for the five/six year child developmentally, what the average day looks like in the Waldorf kindergarten, what drew Tim to become a Waldorf Kindergarten teacher, and a bit about how to bring the Waldorf kindergarten environment into the home.

    Additional show notes and resources for this episode can be found at:
    waldorfy.com/waldorfkindergarten

    Theme music for this episode was composed and performed by Book Kennison 

    • 46 min
    Waldorf Birthdays

    Waldorf Birthdays

    Chinyelu of the We Nurture podcast is back! In this episode we're exploring the Waldorf birthday celebration.

    Additional show notes and resources for this episode can be found at:

    waldorfy.com/waldorfbirthdays

    Theme music for this episode was composed and performed by Book Kennison.

    Special Thanks to the following Waldorfy podcast partners:

    Palumba

    Sparkle Stories

    Toy Making Magic

    • 56 min
    Waldorf And Navigating What Friends, Family, and Community May Think

    Waldorf And Navigating What Friends, Family, and Community May Think

    A conversation on navigating what friends, family and community may think of the Waldorf approach. I speak with my own Waldorf mama, Jeni Ogilvy, in this episode. We also explore dealing with feelings of "I'm Waldorfy enough".

    Additional show notes and resources for this episode can be found at:
    waldorfy.com/chatwithmymom

    Theme music for this episode was composed and performed by Book Kennison.

    Special thanks to all or of generous Waldorfy Patreon supporters and the following Waldorfy podcast partners:

    Palumba

    Sparkle Stories

    Toy Making Magic

    • 53 min
    Bringing Stories and Songs to Young Children

    Bringing Stories and Songs to Young Children

    For the first time on the show I'm hosting TWO GUESTS! Returning guests, Ashley J. May, and Meagan Wilson join me for a discussion centered on being critically conscious in bringing stories and songs to young children.

    Additional show notes and resources for this episode can be found at waldorfy.com/storiesandsongs

    Theme music for this episode was composed and performed by Book Kennison. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Mood of the Fifth, Songs, and Music for Young Children

    The Mood of the Fifth, Songs, and Music for Young Children

    My guest, Chinyelu of the We Nurture podcast, and I discuss what exactly the mood of the fifth is and why it is used in Waldorf Early Childhood Education. Chinyelu gives us a few examples of songs in the mood of the fifth in addition to chatting with me about songs and music in general for young children.

    Additional show notes and resources for this episode can be found at waldorfy.com/moodofthefifth

    Theme music for this episode was composed and performed by Book Kennison.

    • 51 min
    Waldorf and Chest and Breastfeeding with guest Judy Fayre, RN, IBCLC

    Waldorf and Chest and Breastfeeding with guest Judy Fayre, RN, IBCLC

    Is there a connection? In this episode the incredibly loving and wise Waldorf mama and IBCLC Judy Fayre speaks with me about wither or not Waldorf does or does not have anything to do with the "Waldorf approach". 

    Additional show notes and resources for this episode can be found at:
    waldorfy.com/chestandbreastfeeding

    Theme music for this episode was composed and performed by Book Kennison. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

MegLyMcRam ,

Wonderful Source of Information for all things Waldorf

My oldest son recently won the lottery and was picked to attend a local public Waldorf charter we had hoped to get into for years. I had loved the school without even knowing anything about Waldorf, and when he was finally accepted this year, I googled “Waldorf education” quickly to make sure it would be the right fit for us and to learn a little bit about what we would be joining.

Well, as she discusses in the podcast, some of the first things that pop into the search bar with the words “Waldorf Education” can be unexpected, concerning, and off-putting, I went down a wormhole of negative information, which almost convinced me not to accept the spot. In the end, we took the spot, my son is THRIVING, and I listen to this podcast as often as I can to understand all the beautiful reasons why.

I am so grateful this podcast exists to provide balanced information on the magical aspects of Waldorf and to explore the negative aspects found in online searches. She doesn’t shy away and even addresses many of them (specifically Steiner’s racism and a lot of the “religious” accusations about Waldorf), which is so unbelievably appreciated, I don’t even know how to express in words how grateful I am for those discussions.

If your child is in a Waldorf school and like me, you didn’t know a lot about it going in, this is an invaluable resource and has helped me want to know more and more and more. I look forward to continuing to listen as he goes through his years at the school and my younger son joins him in a few years.

ejcn.jane ,

Great Resource

The information on this podcast is incredible. I am so happy I found it! I am glad they have a patreon to support all of this great work. THANK YOU!!

miz mez ,

Worth a Listen for New Comers to Waldorf

I’m 5 episodes in. Definitely enjoying this rabbit hope and particularly the resources mentioned by her guests for learning more about their particular niches of the Steiner/ Waldorf/ Anthroposophy world.

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