Parenting and Early Childhood Development Resources
LifeWays North America
Waldorf-inspired training program for parents and caregivers of children birth through age 7.
A generous and thorough resource guiding children’s introduction to solid foods featuring children and meals from across the world.
Holistic Family Psychologist
Ashliegh Warner is a holistic family psychologist. Her website contains great resources for parenting and child development. We encourage you to check out her Instagram “Raising Humans Kind” which is filled with short videos and clips for various scenarios that occur with young children.
Hand In Hand Parenting
This site contains a multitude of resources for parents to address various scenarios and situations that naturally occur with young children.
MotherCould is a resource for caregivers and educators, focused on open-ended play, sensory exploration, and practical tips and tricks.
Beyond the Rainbow Bridge: Nurturing our Children from Birth to Seven – Barbara J. Patterson
Seven Times The Sun: Guiding Your Children through the Rhythms of the Day – Shea Darian
You are Your Child’s First Teacher: Encouraging Your Child’s Natural Development from Birth to Age 6 – Rahima Baldwin Dancy
The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost – Jean Liedloff
Therapeutic Storytelling: 101 Healing Stories for Children – Susan Perrow
Walking the World in Wonder: A Children’s Herbal – Ellen Evert Hopman
Everyday Blessings: the Inner Work of Mindful Parenting – Jon Kabat-Zinn and Mayla Kabat-Zinn
No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline without Change- Janet Lansbury
We encourage you to check out your local library or local bookstore for these books!
Mira’s Toys – Vancouver, WA
Mira’s Toys is a wonderful store for beautiful handcrafted wooden, Waldorf and Montessori inspired toys.
Spielwerk Toys – Portland, OR
This is a magical toy shop filled with Waldorf-inspired and open-ended materials.
Queering the Family – Portland, OR
A community initiative supporting bonds and connection in the LGBTQIA+ community, hosting events and gatherings in the Portland area.
Partum Gardens Community Care Collective – Portland, OR
Partum Gardens is a resource that supports pregnant and post-partum individuals through celebration of this special stage in life with gardening, community, ritual.
Bi-Zi Farms- Vancouver, WA
Bi-Zi Farms offers an extensive on-the-vine pumpkin patch and is the patch that SRB visits annually for our pumpking picking event.
Topaz Farm- Portland, OR
Topaz Farm hosts fun seasonal community gatherings and events centering families and children.
Kristine Lebow: Living Room Realty- Greater Portland Area
Kristine has been invaluable to Sweet River Bamboo’s growth and development. She has assisted our program in securing multiple new locations and her gift and skill is encouraging individuals not to settle but rather to continue in pursuit of their dreams and wishes to fruition. She will be with you every step of the way.
“‘You are braver than you
believe, and stronger than
you seem, and smarter than
you think.’ – Christopher
Robin to Pooh ‘I don’t feel
very much like Pooh today,’
‘There there,’ said Piglet. ‘I’ll
bring you tea and honey until
~ A. A. Milnes