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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


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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