Children at Play

Using Waldorf Principles to Foster Childhood Development
By (author) Heidi Britz-Crecelius
Children at Play
Using Waldorf Principles to Foster Childhood Development
By (author) Heidi Britz-Crecelius

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Pages : 144

Book Size : 5.38 x 8.25

ISBN-13 : 9780892816293

Imprint : Inner Traditions

On Sale Date : March 01, 1996

Format : Paperback Book

Children at Play is an insightful exploration into the world of children's play and its tremendous significance in the shaping of each child's humanity. A mother and proponent of Rudolf Steiner's Waldorf system of education, author Heidi Britz-Crecelius offers practical suggestions and an up-to-date list of resources for today's families.
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About Children at Play

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.
Table of Contents

Table of content


Foreword by Joan Almon

Preface

Space and Time

The Cosmos

The Four Elements

Plants and Animals

The Human World

Dolls and the Self

Primal Memories

Children at Play--Everywhere and at all Times

And Now?

Notes

Resources for the Kindergarten and Home

Suggested Reading

Author Bio
German-born Heidi Britz-Crecelius worked on the city council of Völklingen for more than fifteen years, concerning herself primarily with facilities for children. A strong supporter of Steiner's principles, she has three sons who have attended Waldorf schools.
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"An insightful exploration into the world of children's play and its tremendous significance for the shaping of each child's humanity. This book is a great support for parents, playgroup leaders, teachers, and caregivers."
Susan Howard, Waldorf Institute

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