Within the Waldorf education program, students generally fall under four temperaments: choleric, melancholic, phlegmatic, and sanguine. The temperament classifications help teachers relate to and understand their students and the way they interact with others.
Concepts are generally introduced through stories and images. Many concepts are taught through hands-on learning as well. Students will also usually learn 1-2 secondary languages while attending Waldorf schools. "The goal of Waldorf education is to enable students as fully as possibly to choose and, in freedom, to realize their individual path through life as adults." - waldorfanswers.com In essence, Waldorf education lets kids be kids while giving them a love for learning.
Waldorf toys are iconic in their simple design: usually of natural materials such as wood or natural dyes. IndieBambinos is one such Etsy seller who specializes in the creation of unique Waldorf toys that encourage hands-on and imaginative learning.
TheEnchantedCupboard is another Etsy seller specializing in Waldorf toys. She is specifically unique in that she sells a variety of handmade and handpainted wooden dolls. Customs are available as well. Another awesome thing about The Enchanted Cupboard is that she offers same sex family dolls and dolls of all different ethnicities. I find this to be an excellent way for teaching children respect, tolerance and love in a happy and hands-on way.