The Waldorf Homeschool Handbook Giveaway!!!

How lucky I was to be asked to review this wonderful new book written by Donna Ashton and published by Audrey Press.  If you are already Waldorf Homeschooling or have ever considered it, this is a wonderful place to start for your planning and initial understanding of the method. 


Homeschooling can be complicated and frustrating, especially if you are overloaded with information. The good news is that you don’t have to figure it out alone. Donna Ashton’s The Waldorf Home School Handbook is a simple and step-by-step guide to creating and understanding a Waldorf-inspired homeschool plan. Within the pages of this all-in-one homeschooling guide  parents will find information, lesson plans, curriculum, helpful hints and the secrets behind the three Areas for Optimum Learning. Join Donna as she guides you through the Waldorf method and reveals how to educate your children in a nurturing and creative environment.

We are excited to be able to GIVEAWAY a free print copy of this wonderful resource to one of our Little Acorn Learning readers.  

In order to enter to win this free book, please answer the question below in the comments section of our post.  

What is your biggest challenge or obstacle as you plan to homeschool your children in the Waldorf method?   

We will select a random winner from our comments section (be sure your contact info is there) on February 4, 2014 so be sure to come back and visit to see if you won!  

Best of luck!

65 thoughts on “The Waldorf Homeschool Handbook Giveaway!!!”

  1. My biggest challenge is setting up our daily rhythm to meet the needs of both my 5 year old and 8 year old sons. Often, I find myself focusing on the learning needs of one while the other stands by and watches waiting for my attention.

  2. My biggest challenge is setting up our daily rhythm to meet the needs of both my 5 year old and 8 year old sons. Often, I find myself focusing on the learning needs of one while the other stands by and watches waiting for my attention.

  3. Right now, living in Brooklyn, my biggest challenge is getting enough "outdoors in nature" time for my toddler. We have a small park near us, but the closest big park is fairly far (and even that is still very much a manmade space). My son loves to collect acorns, sticks, and rocks, and play with water and mud. He gets to do those things in our neighborhood park, but I really wish we had a reasonably accessible "wild" setting to go to regularly.

  4. Right now, living in Brooklyn, my biggest challenge is getting enough "outdoors in nature" time for my toddler. We have a small park near us, but the closest big park is fairly far (and even that is still very much a manmade space). My son loves to collect acorns, sticks, and rocks, and play with water and mud. He gets to do those things in our neighborhood park, but I really wish we had a reasonably accessible "wild" setting to go to regularly.

  5. Right now, living in Brooklyn, my biggest challenge is getting enough "outdoors in nature" time for my toddler. We have a small park near us, but the closest big park is fairly far (and even that is still very much a manmade space). My son loves to collect acorns, sticks, and rocks, and play with water and mud. He gets to do those things in our neighborhood park, but I really wish we had a reasonably accessible "wild" setting to go to regularly.

  6. My biggest challenge is not being able to figure out how to incorporate my 19 month old when art supplies are out. She just tries to eat everything and I find I can't help her and be doing the project alongside my other two children.

  7. My biggest challenge is not being able to figure out how to incorporate my 19 month old when art supplies are out. She just tries to eat everything and I find I can't help her and be doing the project alongside my other two children.

  8. My biggest challenge is not being able to figure out how to incorporate my 19 month old when art supplies are out. She just tries to eat everything and I find I can't help her and be doing the project alongside my other two children.

  9. My struggles are many…this is my first year teaching my daughter in a Waldorf way. My biggest challenge though is that I am a perfectionist and not a doer – I am great at research, but yet I do not know how to bring all this new knowledge to her and how to sift through it and choose what may be the right thing for her and our family. I am in a constant state of overwhelming and I continue to feel like a failure day in and day out for lack of not doing…my Will is so little for fear of it not being just right no matter what it is. I know I can beat this but I just feel so stuck…

  10. My struggles are many…this is my first year teaching my daughter in a Waldorf way. My biggest challenge though is that I am a perfectionist and not a doer – I am great at research, but yet I do not know how to bring all this new knowledge to her and how to sift through it and choose what may be the right thing for her and our family. I am in a constant state of overwhelming and I continue to feel like a failure day in and day out for lack of not doing…my Will is so little for fear of it not being just right no matter what it is. I know I can beat this but I just feel so stuck…

  11. My struggles are many…this is my first year teaching my daughter in a Waldorf way. My biggest challenge though is that I am a perfectionist and not a doer – I am great at research, but yet I do not know how to bring all this new knowledge to her and how to sift through it and choose what may be the right thing for her and our family. I am in a constant state of overwhelming and I continue to feel like a failure day in and day out for lack of not doing…my Will is so little for fear of it not being just right no matter what it is. I know I can beat this but I just feel so stuck…

  12. Finding curriculum that truly speaks to me and our way of life, and yet not feeling confident to just make it by myself. Also, I have troubles memorizing stories and verses – that is something I really need to work on!

  13. Finding curriculum that truly speaks to me and our way of life, and yet not feeling confident to just make it by myself. Also, I have troubles memorizing stories and verses – that is something I really need to work on!

  14. I think wrapping my head around the Waldorf culture is the hardest part for me. It's so different from the way I was raised and the way I'm "expected" to raise/teach my own child. I love the hands on, nature emphasis, but unfortunately, I'm still stuck in the American learning culture. Waldorf thinking doesn't come naturally to me (yet) and that makes it challenging!

  15. I think wrapping my head around the Waldorf culture is the hardest part for me. It's so different from the way I was raised and the way I'm "expected" to raise/teach my own child. I love the hands on, nature emphasis, but unfortunately, I'm still stuck in the American learning culture. Waldorf thinking doesn't come naturally to me (yet) and that makes it challenging!

  16. I think wrapping my head around the Waldorf culture is the hardest part for me. It's so different from the way I was raised and the way I'm "expected" to raise/teach my own child. I love the hands on, nature emphasis, but unfortunately, I'm still stuck in the American learning culture. Waldorf thinking doesn't come naturally to me (yet) and that makes it challenging!

  17. The toughest part for me is learning all the specific approaches and methods Waldorf advocates, especially since I have four kids at four different levels. I need a resource that can break it down simply!

  18. The toughest part for me is learning all the specific approaches and methods Waldorf advocates, especially since I have four kids at four different levels. I need a resource that can break it down simply!

  19. The toughest part for me is learning all the specific approaches and methods Waldorf advocates, especially since I have four kids at four different levels. I need a resource that can break it down simply!

  20. I feel.overwhelmed with knowing where to start. My DD is already two, and I'm worried I am getting off on the wrong foot, and could be doing much better by her. We also are very financially restricted.

  21. I feel.overwhelmed with knowing where to start. My DD is already two, and I'm worried I am getting off on the wrong foot, and could be doing much better by her. We also are very financially restricted.

  22. With two children, having the confidence that I can provide age appropriate activities to stimulate them both. Also, trying to figure out how I can do this taking into consideration budget and time from my own dreams. Which I know will also benefit them in the short and long term.

  23. With two children, having the confidence that I can provide age appropriate activities to stimulate them both. Also, trying to figure out how I can do this taking into consideration budget and time from my own dreams. Which I know will also benefit them in the short and long term.

  24. With two children, having the confidence that I can provide age appropriate activities to stimulate them both. Also, trying to figure out how I can do this taking into consideration budget and time from my own dreams. Which I know will also benefit them in the short and long term.

  25. This would be a great graduation present. After 3 years I will be graduating from the Waldorf School of Southern California. I hope to be able to bring my experience as a public school teacher and special ed teacher to the world of Waldorf and the homeschooling community community.

  26. This would be a great graduation present. After 3 years I will be graduating from the Waldorf School of Southern California. I hope to be able to bring my experience as a public school teacher and special ed teacher to the world of Waldorf and the homeschooling community community.

  27. My challenge is to honor where my child is academically while still honoring Waldorf education. It's a balancing act. She seems to crave more "school" while I don't want to push early academics.

  28. My challenge is to honor where my child is academically while still honoring Waldorf education. It's a balancing act. She seems to crave more "school" while I don't want to push early academics.

  29. Just wanted to tell you that I love the Waldorf method of learning. I am a grandma so am not putting my hat in the ring for the resource but wanted to tell you that this is a great idea for Homeschoolers.
    If you would accept me I would give it to a friend who doesn't have a lot of money yet is homeschooling three children. She loves art and the outdoors. She is teaching her children to love learning
    Blessings,
    Janis http://www.janiscox.com

  30. Just wanted to tell you that I love the Waldorf method of learning. I am a grandma so am not putting my hat in the ring for the resource but wanted to tell you that this is a great idea for Homeschoolers.
    If you would accept me I would give it to a friend who doesn't have a lot of money yet is homeschooling three children. She loves art and the outdoors. She is teaching her children to love learning
    Blessings,
    Janis http://www.janiscox.com

  31. How lovely! I would say my biggest challenge currently is staying on task, creating a rhythm within my home and integrating activities that will satisfy my 3,5, and 7 year old satisfactorily.

  32. How lovely! I would say my biggest challenge currently is staying on task, creating a rhythm within my home and integrating activities that will satisfy my 3,5, and 7 year old satisfactorily.

  33. Being part of this new revolution where Mommy works and Daddy stays home – motivating my husband to feel empowered and confident enough to handle the big important job. We both felt instantly attached to the Waldorf way of learning and this guide would be a fantastic resource for our family to grow with. Thanks!

  34. Being part of this new revolution where Mommy works and Daddy stays home – motivating my husband to feel empowered and confident enough to handle the big important job. We both felt instantly attached to the Waldorf way of learning and this guide would be a fantastic resource for our family to grow with. Thanks!

  35. My biggest challenge is accommodating the full enjoyment of activities across the 5 children's ages, 7-14.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  36. My biggest challenge is accommodating the full enjoyment of activities across the 5 children's ages, 7-14.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  37. Money! Money, money money. Unfortunately. Our daughter is still young, but trying to look to the future of homeschooling I just don't know how we can work our budget for me to stay at home to homeschool her. Luckily Waldorf education uses mostly natural and easy to make materials, but man, some of the tools (like the books to homeschool) are expensive!

  38. Money! Money, money money. Unfortunately. Our daughter is still young, but trying to look to the future of homeschooling I just don't know how we can work our budget for me to stay at home to homeschool her. Luckily Waldorf education uses mostly natural and easy to make materials, but man, some of the tools (like the books to homeschool) are expensive!

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