Another piece of the Waldorf process that I am learning about and trying to incorporate is story telling. I differentiate this from reading stories aloud by the element of pictures. Story telling encourages the children to see the story using his/her imagination. I am using this book Tell Me A Story which is a compilation of stories made up by Waldorf teachers. The stories deal with nature and character development. They are short and easy to read. I read 1 each day during the transition from recess back into the classroom. The read aloud encourages the kids to quiet down, drink water and take a brief rest. I was able to purchase the book on Amazon but could not find a copy in the library.
I don't spend a lot of time talking about the morals but simply let the students absorb them as they are able. The morals are not always obvious but subtly encourage kindness and helpfulness.