Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Spontaneity and role play




 



Learning about girly things at work

I had my hair cut and curled in the conductive Kindergarten group today, not really but at the time it felt real enough. It was lots of fun and felt very tickly too with those tiny fingers of the little girls with hemiplegia chopping away with their make-believe scissors and making wonderful curls for me.

Here is another piece of writing that I would like to bring to your notice about the importance of role play and also the importance of making the most of spontaneous moments like those in our group this morning –

http://premmeditations.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/the-role-of-play/

1 comment:

Andrew said...

What an interesting use of the pedagogue herself to stimulate role play!

And what an interesting link

Together they take me back to L. S. Vygotskii and his understanding of play rooted in the age-periodisation of childhood:

http://www.marxists.org/archive/vygotsky/works/1933/play.htm