Monday, April 30, 2012

Malaysia - Waldorf Steiner School/Preschool etc

Updates...Waldorf Steiner School/Preschool in Malaysia...


1) Taska Nania - 

2) Taska Lin -   (Preschool)

3) Penang Waldorf School (Primary) - Contact Taska Lin 

4) Weemerle 快乐小
     Waldorf Inspired Kindergarten (open for registration)

Contact: Janice Ong (012-4093117 or 012-4789168)
Address: 2780, Jalan Bukit Kecil, Taman Bukit Kecil, 14000 Bukit Mertajam

5) Little Tadpole Waldorf Care Centre 
Contact: Miss Tan (04-890-2677)


1) Kota Kemuning - Pusat Jagaan Kelip Kelip (Primary School & Preschool)
Contact Person(s) - David (019-556-8868), Wan Yee (017-378-6578)

2) USJ/Subang Jaya - Waldorf Inspired Kindergarten (open for registration) 
Contact:  Suzanne Kong (012-989 3136)

3)  Putra Height/Subang Jaya - Pusat Jagaan Tong Zhen 
                                      Waldorf Inspired Kindergarten (open for registration)

Contact : Celene (012-2555929) 
Email : 

No.2, Jalan Putra Bistari 2/4C, Putra Heights 47650 
Subang Jaya, Selangor.

4) Setia Alam - Little Fairy
Facebook: Little Fairy 小精灵儿童乐园
Address: No.31, Jalan Setia Impian U13/5Q, Setia Alam, Seksyen U13, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Contact: Aimee (012-666 8082)

5) Kajang 梦芽田儿童乐园

6) Puchong   
Merryweather Playcare Centre
2 Jalan Puteri 12/18, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.
Contact Person: Elayne 019 7277729.


1) TTDI - Hill Top (Preschool)

Contact Person - or 012-3701481!

2) Jln Ipoh - CiXin 慈心华德福童乐圆 (Preschool)

Contact Person(s) : Jeccy 老师: 6012-2919 635 ; 小芬老师:6012-2381 529



1) Waldorf SEC (Preschool)



Waldorf Education Books

Stockmar Art & Craft

***Please drop us a line if you know of any Waldorf Steiner School/Preschool or Waldorf Steiner Inspired Prechool/homeschool in Malaysia.***

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Violent Games DO Alter Your Brain – and the effect is visible in MRI scans in just a week


Violent video games and other computer entertainment have long been criticised for damaging youngsters’ brain.

But activists such as Oxford Professor Baroness Greenfield have often presented little science to back up their allegations.

However, extensive research into the subject has now provided worrying results that support her claims.

‘Screen technologies cause high arousal which in turn activates the brain system’s underlying addiction,’ the neurologist said last month in an attack that accused games of causing ‘dementia’ in children.

‘This results in the attraction of yet more screen-based activity.’And now the first genuinely scientific attempt to analyse the emotive subject has thrown up astonishing results that suggest she is right.

Differences in brain activity between young men who played violent games and ones who didn’t were visible in a randomly assigned sample in just one week. A presentation at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America told how fMRI scans were used to analyse the effects of playing violent videogames on brain activity.

The study took in 22 young men, and used magnetic-resonance scanning, as well as verbal psychological tests and counting tasks.

One control group played a violent shoot ‘em up for 10 hours during one week, then refrained afterwards.The other group did not play any games in either week.

 After one week, the ‘gamers’ showed less activity in certain regions of the brain when they were scanned.

Dr Yang Wang, assistant research professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis said to Medical News Today: ‘For the first time, we have found that a sample of randomly assigned young adults showed less activation in certain frontal brain regions following a week of playing violent video games at home.’

‘These brain regions are important for controlling emotion and aggressive behavior.’
The researchers, though, were cautious about their findings.Learning any new activity causes changes in brain activity that are visible under MRI scans, so the study does not prove that it is specifically playing violent games that alters behaviour.

The good news for parents is that the changes diminished greatly after one week.

 Dr Wang told Medical News Today: ‘These effects indicate that violent video game play has a long-term effect on brain functioning.’

It’s the first evidence of videogames having a detectable ‘effect’ on the brain – but whether this effect is simply the gamer group using parts of their brain differently to learn new skills remains to be discovered.

The fact that the areas affected appeared to be related to cognitive function and emotional control are concerning.

Further research into the subject will be conducted by Dr Yang Wang and his team.

‘Violent Games DO Alter Your Brain’ originally appeared in the Daily Mail. To view at source, click here.