More Support for Play/Exploration Approach to Early Childhood Education:
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One of the education disasters of our time is the pushing down of academic approaches to preschool education. It will take generations for us to recover from this–and only if we recognize and change directions immediately. Montessori, Waldorf, and Emilia Reggio all provide models that can ease the transition. My book in progress, “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life,” builds on our understanding that all human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing.
This post from The Straits Times shares the results of a recent study by Professor Eva Reindl of the University of Birmingham’s (UK) School of Psychology. (Note: I spent two years at the University’s Shakespeare Institute in the 1960s.) The study is an important building block in the support for more person- and play-centered approach to early childhood education.
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“Europe News -PARIS (AFP) – Toddlers can figure out how to make and use simple tools without being taught, said a study Wednesday that defies conventional wisdom and earlier research.. Read more at straitstimes.com.”
The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Play and Exploration for Children!