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Children at Play: Using Waldorf Principles…

Children at Play: Using Waldorf Principles to Foster Childhood Development

by Heidi Britz-Crecelius

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This book was not what I expected it to be. However, it was so much more. I expected a book filled with ideas of games to play with my child. That was there but, that was not the main purpose of this book. This book is more about helping adults to remember what it is to be a "Child at play". It reminded me of what my daughter is actually doing when she is playing. Often as a parent it seems to us that children are just being "goofy" and not accomplishing a thing. This book reminded me to stop before I try to stop my daughters behavior. Pay attention to what she is trying to accomplish and honor her process. ( )
  silverheron | Apr 6, 2008 |
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Imaginative play is more vital for a child's future than many parents and educators realize. The more they are allowed to be absorbed in their play, the more fully and effectively they will later take their place in the community of adults.

Drawing on her experiences as a mother and as a proponent of Rudolf Steiner's Waldorf system of education, author Heidi Britz-Crecelius emphasizes the different qualities of play that may extend through more than one phase of childhood. She focuses on natural materials and recommends specific games, toys, and art supplies that further the mobility of the mind and the powers of expression without the burden that premature schooling can place on children.

In Children at Play, the author also reminds us that the human being, though bound by laws of space and time and tied to the earth, stems from eternity and belongs to a much larger community; the child's innermost being is directly related to the all-embracing world of spirit.

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