‘Child’s play’ is ‘work’…is the view in Steiner-Waldorf early childhood education

Manivannan, G. (2014) ‘Child’s play’ is ‘work’…is the view in Steiner-Waldorf early childhood education. Learning Curve (22). pp. 92-93.

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Remember your own childhood days. Whizzing recklessly down the street, we boys with short knickers, with bruised knees and triumphant facial expressions and a stick in hand wheeled old and disused scooter tyres. We stood on the steps of the entrance and played “On the bank-In the river” in its myriad variations. We simply sat down and played with the traditional five stones, tamarind seeds or sea shells. We roamed in our own groups and made adventurous journeys picking mangoes and guavas. We ran, we played, we laughed, we climbed trees and we fell and we got back to our feet again and most importantly we sweated. A reminder call from our parents and we were inside the house to wash ourselves and study or eat the simple meal together as a family. TV was an uncommon device.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Manivannan, G.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/519
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