Posted by: Alex Borders | January 26, 2010

Waldorf on NPR

Tuesday 26th January

It’s exciting to see so many visitors to the WSP Blog as a result of yesterday’s news story with NBC-10’s Aditi Roy. Waldorf’s computer and media philosophy made the news again today on not one but two of NPR’s programs, “Here and Now” with Robin Young and “Tell Me More” with Michel Martin.

On NPR’s “Here and Now”, the topic was “Texting as a Parenting Tool, at Home”.  The discussion being around the use of computers and media and the impact on a child’s attention span.

On NPR’s “Tell Me More”, Michel Martin’s panel discussed “Kids Fixated with Television, Internet and Texting”.  Here’s what the NPR website says about the show:

“Children ages 8 to 18 consume an average of nearly eight hours each day of various forms of media, up from 6 hours in 2005, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. In addition to TV consumption, kids are increasingly texting and talking on cell phones. The numbers are especially high within African-American and Latino communities. Host Michel Martin speaks with Vicky Rideout, an author of the study, freelance writer Rosie Molinary and Dannette Tucker, a mother of two and a regular Tell Me More parenting contributor. They discuss why kids are using so many mediums offer tips to parents on how to balance the amount of exposure.”

If you’re curious about Waldorf Education and want to know more, this weekend is a great time to visit The Waldorf School of Philadelphia.  We are holding our Family Winter Open House on Saturday 30th January at 10.00 am. There will be bread baking and puppet plays for the young children, together with circus arts and drawing for the older children. A sample science class will be taught, and you can hear a talk or two about Waldorf Education.  Come visit and see what everybody is talking about!  Please RSVP to

It wouldn’t be a good blogging day without some photographs.  Here’s the 7th and 8th Grade busy with their respective handwork classes.  First, here’s 7th Grade Woodwork:

Here is 8th Grade Sculpture:

Last but by no means least, here’s Tuesday’s “Whose Shoes”

Happy Tuesday!


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