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The Rainbow’s End School Store at the Waldorf School of Louisville

Books, art supplies, beeswax, knitting needles, yard, silks, toys,beeswax candles, home décor, etc.

Open all day on school days, from 9 am – 3 pm.

Why Waldorf Works: Everything you need to know about Waldorf education.

Book recommendations

Waldorf Educational Philosophy

Waldorf Education: A Family Guide, Pamela J. Fenner

Understanding Waldorf Education, Jack Petrash

School as a Journey: the Eight-Year Odyssey of a Waldorf Teacher and His Class, Torin Finser

Teaching as a Lively Art, Marjorie Spock

Painting With Children, Brunhild Muller

In the Home

Seven Times the Sun: Guiding Your Child Through the Rhythms of the Day, Shea Darian

Beyond the Rainbow Bridge: Nurturing Our Children from Birth to Age Seven, Barbara J. Patterson

You Are Your Child’s First Teacher, Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Under the Chinaberry Tree: Books and Inspiration for Mindful Parenting, Ann Ruethling and Pattie Pitcher

Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children, Sharifa Oppenheimer

Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry, Katrina Kenison

The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections, Amanda Blake Soule

The Nature Corner: Celebrating the Year’s Cycle with Seasonal Tableaus, M.V. Leeuwen and J. Moeskops

Getting Outside

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv

I Love Dirt: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Child Discover the Wonders of Nature, Jennifer Ward
Sharing Nature with Children, Joseph Cornell

Hands-On Nature: Information and Activities for Exploring the Environment with Children, Jenepher Lingelbach

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Activities to Do in the Garden, Sharon Lovejoy
The Importance of Play:

The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally, David Elkind

The Hurried Child, David Elkind


Educational Philosophy

Why Waldorf Works

The Wisdom of Waldorf

Educating the Whole Child

Schooling the Imagination

Waldorf conferences, curriculum and resources for educators and parents

Supporting Children

Alliance for Childhood

No Child Left Inside

Kid’s Gardening: Helping Young Minds Grow


Waldorf school supplies

Waldorf toys

For Small Hands: all things kid-sized

Bob & Nancy’s Bookshop