How to Motivate Children through Wonder: Worldwide Links to Sources for A Gift of Wonder, a teaching memoir

While A Gift of Wonder is set in an independent Waldorf school, it shows a spirit of teaching and learning that is relevant to parents, homeschoolers, pod schoolers, public school teachers and independent school teachers. The time tested methods shown here in the context of an inspiring story are relevant in all learning environments.

Join me as I teach the same group of students from grades one through six.

A Gift of Wonder shows:

1.Teaching through stories. Math, history, geography, science, character development are far more interesting when they are taught through stories. 

2. How to understand and meet each stage of development in grades one through six. 

3. When and how to suspend a lesson plan in order to allow an engaging conversation or to support a child’s curiosity.  

From Amazon Reviewers

“As a homeschooling mother, this book inspires and encourages me. It is filled with thought provoking quotes. I will keep it close at hand and on the tough days, pick it up and find encouragement.”

“She pays close attention to the children in front of her, who are always signaling adults about changes in their development. Her deep, intuitive listening to children allows her to know the precise time in development to present a challenge, experience, or from the heart nurturing.”

“This turned out to be the best book I’ve read in a long time. It has the emotional impact of a book of fiction, and the educational value of a non-fiction book.”

More reviews by homeschoolers:

Sources for A Gift of Wonder 

United States

A Gift of Wonder, A True Story Showing School as it Should Be

Purchase a signed copy directly from the author. In general, buying direct is a powerful way to support authors and artists.


Amazon is often out of stock because it sells out quickly. It’s also available on kindle.

A Gift of Wonder A True 

Story Showing School as It Should Be by | Meadowsweet Naturals


United Kingdom

Free worldwide delivery 


Kim Allsup – Gift of Wonder – Floris Books


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