This week’s link is to Michigan Television’s site for their documentary, “Where Do The Children Play?”. This PBS documentary examines the importance of unstructured outdoor play and the growing concern that more and more children are growing up without it. Wat
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Waldorf education recognizes that movement and play are integral to a child's learning, growth and well-being.
Exerpt: "The research is clear. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, recess plays a vital role in child development, benefitting children emotionally, socially, physically, and academically." ...
Instead of treating recess as an important, in fact crucial, part of a student's day, some schools still act as if recess is a privilege bestowed on well-behaved, compliant students. They use recess as a bargaining tool and withhold it as a form of punishment.