Children at Play

Children at Play : Using Waldorf Principles to Foster Childhood Development

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.

  • Format: Paperback | 135 pages
  • Dimensions: 133 x 210 x 13mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 01 Apr 1996
  • Publisher: Gemcraft Books
  • Imprint: Brumby Books & Music
  • Publication City/Country: Kilsyth South, Australia
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: Original ed.
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • ISBN10: 0892816295
  • ISBN13: 9780892816293
  • Bestsellers rank: 369,888

More Books:

Children at Play
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Howard P. Chudacoff
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09 - Publisher: NYU Press

Explores the history of play in the U.S. from the point of view of children between six and twelve.
Children's Play
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: W. George Scarlett
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: SAGE

'Children's Play' explores the many facets of play and how it develops from infancy through late childhood. The authors discuss major revolutions in the way the
Children at Play
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Heidi Britz-Crecelius
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-03-01 - Publisher: Inner Traditions

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 fu
Children, Play, and Development
Language: en
Pages: 385
Authors: Fergus P. Hughes
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-08 - Publisher: SAGE Publications

Children, Play, and Development offers a comprehensive look at children′s play from birth to adolescence.
Children in Play Therapy
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Clark E. Moustakas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-10 - Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the publi
Children at Play
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Howard P. Chudacoff
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09 - Publisher: New York University Press

Introduction: Play -- Childhood and play in colonial America -- Domesticating children, 1800-1850 -- The arrival of toys, 1850-1900 -- The invasion of children'
Play in the Lives of Children
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Cosby S. Rogers
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher:

"Find out why play is so important, and how to support it, in this convincing review of what we know about how children grow and learn. What you find will chang
Play
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Catherine Garvey
Categories: Child development
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

Garvey explores some of the more promising new directions in the study of children's play and summarizes the findings of recent research.
Rethinking Children's Play
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Fraser Brown
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-17 - Publisher: A&C Black

A thought-provoking re-examination of children's play drawing together insights and experiences across fields such as education, sociology, philosophy and psych
Several Perspectives on Children's Play
Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: Jan van Gils
Categories: Play
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Garant