Please, Can We Play Games?

Joyful Interactions with Young Children

Ruth Ker

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£20.00
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  • A wonderful collection of traditional and original verses, songs and games to nourish children's bodies, souls and spirits
  • Perfect for both home and the classroom

A wonderful collection of traditional and original verses, songs and games to nourish children's body, soul and spirit.

Format:
paperback
Size:
216 x 190 mm
Publisher:
WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)
Subject:
Steiner-Waldorf Education; WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations
Extent:
135 pages
ISBN:
9781936849444
Publication date:
17 May 2018

Description

'Please, can we play games now?' is a frequent plea in the early childhood classroom. Children explore and relate to their world through play, and something magical happens when a caring adult dons the cloak of playful lightheartedness. A regular offering of appropriate games in the early childhood curriculum can create a powerful atmosphere for healthy development. Between teacher and children a safe harbor springs up -- a place where trust, interest, joy, and an enthusiasm for learning are kindled.

Rudolf Steiner expressed many times that children thrive in an atmosphere of joy, warmth, and love. He also stressed the importance of imitation in early childhood. The Waldorf early childhood classroom strives to be a place where children want to follow their teacher’s worthy example.

This book is a wonderful collection of traditional and original verses, songs and games from the author's forty years of experience in early childhood education. Perfect for circle time or home play, these games will nourish children's body, soul and spirit.

Reviews

'As you make your way through the pages of this book, may you enjoy your own personal harvest of food for the young child's body, soul, and spirit. Perhaps for you, too!'
-- Kindling

Author

Ruth Ker is a mother of two grown children who have been educated in the Waldorf school that she has pioneered on Vancouver Island, in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada. She has been a teacher of early childhood education for over thirty years, first in mainstream education and then at Sunrise Waldorf School. She is a member of the WECAN board and is the author of You're Not the Boss Of Me!: Understanding the Six/Seven Year Old Transformation

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