Christopherus Homeschool Resources
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Donna Simmons' curriculum materials are so clear and accessible.

I often recommend them, both as a starting point for new parents who are just beginning to study Waldorf Ed., and to more seasoned homeschoolers looking for curriculum ideas. Donna's words are like an offer of a reassuring hand, to make me feel: 'I can do it' and to help me relax and know that my instincts are right.

She deeply understands developmental readiness, and her encouraging words have often helped me to observe my child with a fresh perspective, and to relax, knowing that I don't need to push the learning process ... Having Donna's books to refer to is like having a wry and witty best friend, just an arm's length away, ready to share her wisdom and encouragement.

Thea Bodger,
homeschooler and Waldorf early years teacher

We received our books this morning. They are absolutely fantastic.

We feel blessed to have come across your website under Waldorf homeschooling. Have always wanted to incorporate Steiner into our lives, but had no access to the school itself and found some Steiner books over my head/ hard to read. Everything in the books I have skimmed through rings so true and feels so right. They incorporate humor and give me all the ideas and info that I have been seeking in this technocratic world! Thank you so very much for these books.

Anneke and Craig

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your work.

I'm finding the whole homeschool thing very challenging, and one downfall of all this waldorf stuff for me is that I now have such high standards of how I want things to be. When things get hard, and I yell at the children, act like a child myself and totally lose it,(which is daily) I come back to your books, your audios and this forum [Waldorf at Home]. And now, as I read the books, I can sort of hear your voice and your intonations. I really like your sense of humour, and combination of common sense and yet strong opinions. Anyway, I just wanted you to know. Thank you.


Thank you SO much for your follow-up!

I did receive both the order and the audio download. I was so impressed with each and every item that I ordered and am anxious to listen to the audio download. In fact, I am going to use the Christopherus Curriculum with my daughter! What I have read, so far, answers a multitude of questions and fills so many gaps that I am experiencing with [another homeschool] curriculum.

Many, many thanks for providing such creative, thoughtful, fulfilling and practical ways to connect and teach my daughter! These resources truly exceed my expectations! (I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the schedule provided with each block, as well as the blocks, themselves.) THANK YOU!

Jennifer Moore

You make homeschooling do-able.

Reflecting back on all the wonderful Christopherus works that I own, Joyful Movement, the overview, the nature book, form drawing, the Kindergarten book, the drawing book, several of your second grade materials (animal legends and the math book), and now Living Language, I just wanted to send another big thank you to Donna and the entire Christopherus gang.

Two years ago we started our homeschooling journey with Enki and I was overwhelmed! I loved the story materials, but the guidance was very lacking. Without Donna's materials I would have never figured out how to use the wonderful Enki stories. (and I'm a self-educated, intelligent gal! I just didn't have the time to wade through all those binders and binders of resources and read through the vast amount of theory. And I lacked the teaching experience to be able to turn all that theory into something useable and do-able).

I find Donna's take on Waldorf, homeschooling, and unschooling echoes my own very closely, and so I find comfort in her practical, down-to-earth guidance. She has helped me to be able to navigate our own course on our homeschooling journey. I just want to make sure she knows how much I appreciate these materials, and the heart and soul that she and her entire family have poured into them. Thank you so very much.

Ohio, USA

I just placed an order.

I was trying to get along without ordering Saints and Heroes and 2nd Grade Mathematics, using the many other resources that I have, but I was realizing that I was missing your voice, conciseness and direction. I constantly struggle with the balance of unschooling and getting in the Waldorf framework. Your books make me feel like I can check off certain Waldorf principles balancing it with our natural family rhythms and my interests.


I found Christopherus a couple of weeks ago and it has been such a blessing.

I think I read nearly every word on your website in the first few days! I've listened to several of your audio downloads. Your voice is so calming and reassuring, to say nothing of the helpful content.

All I can say is that I feel inspired and empowered, in a word, nurtured, in my role as a mother and as a woman. I felt myself exhale. I hadn't realized I was holding my breath! It was like 'oh my god, somebody out there gets me. Somebody out there knows what I'm trying to do better than I do and she's done it, AND she's willing to share her insight and wisdom!'

Thank you! Thank you!
Most sincerely,


I can't tell you what your work has meant in my life, and I can't imagine my life without the many gifts of Christopherus.

The Overview, especially, has been my guide since the day I first held it in my hands, and although we drift off to this and that, it's the backbone of what I do here at the Egan Family Homeschool. How can I ever thank you?

I listened to the therapeutic talk yesterday and it was so interesting, and then, at the end, you said a sentence that knocked me off my feet and made me remember why I chose Waldorf and why it's healing "powers" are so important in this day and age. My youngest daughter is "gifted" (whatever that means) and is nowhere near appropriately incarnated into her body. That's what happens when you let in-laws and "experts" and fear lead you astray from what you know is truth. Thank goodness for your voice of reason Donna. You help me in more ways than I can ever express.

And as to the Overview, when I'm feeling a little overwhelmed I often just flop it open and pick a phrase or sentence that will inspire me in that moment. This trick has *never* failed me. Never.

As you know, I love to buy your books - for myself, as gifts, and for any reason I can think of! I will continue to support Christopherus this way as long as I can. I couldn't do it without you.


I'm absolutely thrilled with the books that I've purchased from you!

We are into our Language Arts block, and Madison, my six year old, is loving every minute of the Prince's adventure with the Wise Woman. I am too. This is the most creative and fun way to learn! Maddie asked me today on her way down the hall......."Mom how does a "j" go again?"......and then before she turned the the most satisfied voice she said, " never mind, I know, the jester."

My husband is in school full time right now, and very busy with his studies. Maddie can't wait to show him, when he comes home, her latest pictures in her main lesson book. She's so proud of what she's learned and of her artwork.

It feels so rewarding to watch her shine like this. As I've shared with you before, we are new to the Waldorf approach, and I am continually grateful that we've found it, and you. What a difference your books have brought to our home. We love circle time so much more now that we've been using the Joyful Movement book. My two year old son and four year old daughter join in singing and clapping.
Many, many thanks for all your hard work!

Mary G.

Waldorf Homeschool Student

We offer a variety of publications and audio downloads of interest not only to homeschoolers but to teachers and other parents too. We take a fresh and practical approach to Waldorf education (grounded in the work of Rudolf Steiner). Browse our publications for sale below or use the left menu to find publications in a specific area of interest or age group.

GETTING STARTED: If you are new to our website and are looking for a complete formal Waldorf curriculum we recommend starting with our Homeschooling Curriculum page. If you want to use a less formal "Do-It-Yourself" approach, not wanting to follow a set curriculum and really only need advice, ideas and resource materials to get going, start with our Do It Yourself Waldorf Homeschooling page. Also view our Publications Age Guide for a complete list of all of our books and audio downloads by category and grade. Our Audio Downloads section gives you an opportunity to inexpensively sample Donna Simmons' approach to Waldorf homeschooling including 2 free hour-long foundational talks.

Click on the image or title below to view detailed information about each publication and to purchase.

Astronomy for Young and Old: A Beginner’s Guide to the Visible Sky by Walter Kraul Festivals of the Year: A Workbook for Re-enlivening the Christian Festive Cycle by Roger Druit Early Years Package
First Grade Package Second Grade Package Third Grade Package
Fourth Grade Package Fifth Grade Package Sixth Grade Rough Guide
Seventh Grade Rough Guide Eighth Grade Rough Guide Waldorf Curriculum Overview for Homeschoolers
From Nature Stories to Natural Science - A Holistic Approach to Science for Families Learning About the World Through Modeling (Arthur Auer) Painting in Waldorf Education (Bruin and Lichthart)
Joyful Movement - A Resource for Nurturing Balance, Movement and the Senses The Journey Begins At Home: A Waldorf Early Years Guide Kindergarten with your Three to Six Year Old
Painting with Children (Brunhild Muller) Drawing with your Four to Eleven Year Old Form Drawing for Beginners
Living Language - A Language Arts Curriculum - Vol. 1, Grades 1-5 Saints and Heroes (2nd Grade Language Arts Block) Second Grade Mathematics
Animal Legends (2nd Grade Language Arts Block) The King of Ireland's Son Old Testament Stories - Manual and Storybook
Fourth Grade Mathematics Bundle (non metric) Earth, Water, Fire and Air - Playful Explorations in the Four Elements (Walter Kraul) The Human Being and the Animal World (Two 4th Grade Main Lessons)
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths Fifth Grade Mathematics Bundle (non metric) String, Straightedge, & Shadow - The Story of Geometry (Julia Diggins)
Fifth Grade Botany Bundle Ancient Mythology Bundle D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
Ancient Greece (Charles Kovacs) Demeter and Persephone Rama and Sita - A play based on the Ramayana
The Selfish Giant - An Easter Play for Homeschoolers The Bremen Town Musicians - A Short Play for Homeschoolers The Magic of Patience - A Jataka Tale
Sixth Grade Roman History Bundle Medieval History Mathematics Lessons for Sixth Grade (Ernst Schuberth)
Compass Drawings - Constructing designs using a compass and ruler (Harst and Wiederhold) Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art and Architecture (Robert Field) The Art and Science of Teaching Composition (Dorit Winter)
Writing for 100 Days - A Student-Centered Approach to Composition and Creative Writing (Gabriel Arquilevich) Geometric Patterns from Churches and Cathedrals (Robert Field) Safe & Simple Electrical Experiments (Rudolf F. Graf)
The Age of Discovery (Charles Kovacs) Geology and Astronomy (Kovacs) The Age of Revolution (Charles Kovacs)
Muscles and Bones (Charles Kovacs) Biographies for 8th Grade History (Susan Cook) Mathematics in Nature, Space and Time
Uprightness, Weight, and Balance Human Biology in Grade Eight (Manfred von Mackensen) Comedy and Tragedy Simplicity Parenting
From Myth to History: The Changing Consciousness of the Human Being Waldorf as Therapeutic Education 2010 Conference Talks Package
Educating the Human Being for the Future Siblings, Schedules & Outside Commitments: How to Actually Homeschool! Goethean Science
The Four Temperaments The Pre-K Child at Home Kindergarten at Home
First Grade Audio Second Grade Audio Third Grade Audio
Fourth Grade Audio Fifth Grade Audio Sixth Grade Audio
Seventh/Eighth Grade Audio Waldorf High School at Home The Changing Face of Discipline  (toddler to 9 years old)
Talking Pictorially and Living Actively with your Young Child Waldorf Co-ops and Thinking About Starting a School Unschooling and Waldorf
The Importance of Sleep Why Waldorf? Why Homeschool? Children and Manners - Coming into the Social Realm
Play Transitioning to Waldorf 1

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