Raising Screen Free Kids – A Parent’s Perspective


Reflections on Screen-Free Parenting There are many reasons we give our daughter a screen-free childhood. But, really, many of those reasons are beside the point (or in addition to the real point), which is this: Our home and… Read More

A Grandmother’s Take on Watching Screen-Free Grandchildren


“Screen-free play at Gran’mommy and Gran’poppy’s House” By Barbara Bedingfield There is nothing more awe-inspiring than to watch a 2 ½ -year old at play, using the things at hand to create his worlds. In this particular instance… Read More

Tis a Gift to Be Simple


by Barbara Bedingfield There is a way to find calm and time for the enjoyment of simple things in the mad rush that has become the Christmas season. To develop consciousness around what is (and is not) nourishing… Read More

Harvest Walk

The children participated in the annual Harvest Walk.  The kindergarden children dressed up like pumpkins for the Harvest Walk that took them from classroom to classroom around the school.  Each Grade played a role in being the bankers,… Read More

First Grade Rose Ceremony

The new first graders were welcomed by their teacher, Liesil Stein, at the traditional Rose Ceremony held on the first day of school.  After telling them a story, the children were called one by one to cross over… Read More

Michaelmas Celebration

  Suncoast Waldorf students, teachers parents and staff came together as a community and celebrated the spirit of Michaelmas. The younger children passed through the Brave Knight’s Challenge on their way to being knighted and receiving the swords… Read More

A Sweet Trip to Sweetfields Farm

  As part of their Waldorf education, Suncoast Waldorf School students are instilled with an appreciation for and connection with the land.  In a modern society where much of the food we consume comes to us through a… Read More

Another Beautiful May Faire

  At the end of April, our school came together as a community to celebrate May Day with our annual May Faire.  This springtime festival traditionally welcomes new growth and warm days as part of the cycle of… Read More

Suncoast Waldorf School Families Participate in Screen-Free Week

Suncoast Waldorf School is proud to officially endorse Screen-Free Week.  During this annual celebration, children, families, schools and communities are encouraged to turn off screens and turn on life.  In our modern society, children often spend far too… Read More

Why We Bake Bread

  The smell of kindergarten bread baking in the oven is a welcome staple in Waldorf schools around the world.  Apart from the wonderful aroma and homey feeling it instills in many of us, there are actually many pedagogical… Read More