Discovering Waldorf :: Why Limit Computer Time - The Magic Onions

Discovering Waldorf :: Why Limit Computer Time

Here is a though provoking article (from Waldorf Today) about the effects that computer time has on the development of our children. As you may know, Waldorf education is for the most part, computer free. In fact, in the last few years, it has been nicknamed, ‘Schooling Unplugged’. Why limit computer time in this day and age? Well, here are some very compelling answers…

Mind Over Machinery

Why No Computers - Discovering Waldorf ~

For more info on Waldorf Education, please visit my Waldorf page.

Discovering Waldorf is a weekly series of articles written by ‘everyday’ Waldorf families. The contributors to this series share their ‘real-life’ insights and inspirations on all kinds of Waldorf topics. This series is not meant to be Waldorf philosophy in its purest form, but rather a snapshot of how we can all incorporate Waldorf ideas into our lives to help nurture and encourage the magic that is in our children. If you have a topic you wish to learn more about (or want to share) on Discovering Waldorf, send me an email at

Blessings and magic,


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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. The waldorf education it’s really interesting, but I think is not really necessary the prohibition to use the computer,you can learn a lots of stuff with internet. I love the idea about to nurture and encourage the magic that is in our childrens. I love the idea to have a garden with my child, with vegetables and fruit!..It’s a good way to learn about the nature and a healthy diet!
    Regards! I love your blog!

  2. i found that piece really interesting. the part about the stunted “I”. i have noticed this with my own children. when, at times, i have not been more present with their computer time, they seem to be lost to the world. so disconnected. it is amazing how just shutting the thing off and going outside can suddenly change things.
    there really was nothing in it about NOT using a computer, just being aware of it and finding time for your child to actually REALLY experience life before they spend so much time “e-experiencing life”.

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