Yep - I've read that!
And the fruitcakery carries over into the education. Steiner kids aren't taught to read until age seven — that's when, according to Steiner, a child acquires its etheric body — again, no evidence for this is provided; Steiner said it, and acolytes believe it. One parent in Australia was told his child would be held back for an unusual reason.
"She thought his soul wasn't fully incarnated yet, which was strange thing for me to hear at a parent-teacher interview," he said.
"And then she pulled out some drawings that he'd done which showed him, I guess, looking down, like a plan view of what he was drawing.
"And she used this as evidence that his soul was hovering over the earth and looking down on the earth and so, therefore, she felt that he wasn't quite ready to move into the following year."