Long ago I stopped trying to implement lessons straight from Alan Whitehead’s books.
I now look upon them as a sort of remedy.
Simply an imprint remains, diluted from the grown-up text in his books.
With homeopathy you seek a remedy for acute cases when you are stuck.
We have become stuck with our ancient studies.
The other night I dedicated my night-time reading to find an answer.
We have reached a saturation point with the myths.
Most specifically, ancient Egypt.
For one mad moment I considered writing a story, then fell back to earth.
This is not the time.
To me this is the moment where I have finally realised that the reason why I cannot find
the perfect Waldorf curriculum is that the pedagogy does not lend itself to a set of stories.
I guess I had to come to this conclusion organically.
I find this echoed throughout the homeschooling world.
The constant shifting, re-evaluting, scrapping of lesson plans
and starting something new.
It is a very great delusion if someone supposes he has done justice to the nature of the child
when he has simply prepared a thinned-out infusion of adult wisdom, only omitting
what is “too advanced” for the child.
– from The Living World of Plants by Dr Gerbert Grohmann
Does anyone have any recommendations of children’s novels based in the ancient world?