Tag Archives: child development

The Vital Role of Play

Why is it so important that we give our children opportunity for free play?

How could sending my child to an enrichment activity possibly harm their development?

Joan Almon explores the rational behind the “play principle”…

“creative play is a central activity in the lives of healthy young children.
It helps children weave together all the elements of life as they experience it. It allows them to digest life and make it their own. It is an outlet for the fullness of their creativity, and it is an absolutely critical part of their childhood. With creative play, children blossom and flourish; without it, they suffer a serious decline.”

Read the full article in the Waldorf Library here >

Gordon Neufeld on Raising Children in a Digital World

Developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld discusses how parents can prepare children to live and thrive in the digital world at the KMT Child Development and Community Conference in Toronto.

This is quite possibly one of the most important lectures of our time. This is NOT about media and technology being inherently bad or wrong. It is about balance and developmental readiness. It is about what is best for our children’s hearts and minds.