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Steiner approach to play

Janni Nicol (Early Childhood Executive – Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (SWSF) talks about the Steiner Kindergarten approach to play.

To a healthy child, playing is not only a pleasurable pass time, but also an absolutely serious activity. Play flows in real earnest out of the child’s entire organism.

Rudolph Steiner. The Child’s Changing Consciousness, 18/04/1923

We must not thing out work to do, even in play, that is not an imitation of life itself.

Rudolph Steiner, The Kingdom of Childhood, 1924

Steiner, Rudolf. The Child’s Changing Consciousness  as a basis for pedagogical practice, 18/04/1923. Vol.16, Steiner Books, Great Barrington, MA, 1996

Steiner, Rudolf. The kingdom of childhood, (1924) Rudolph Steiner Press, 1994