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Work and Play in Early Childhood by Freya Jaffke


Rhythm and repetition, example and imitation, are pillars on which early learning is based. Freya Jaffke applies these simple principles in ways that are refreshingly sensible and practical. She describes children’s play and provides well-tried advice on this important stage of development at which young children love to imitate the work of adults.
Practical topics are covered, such as planning the day, festivals, rhythms, spontaneous and planned play, stages of development, creating a protective environment, and hyperactive and inactive children. Parents and educators faced with the task of bringing up small children will find inspiration to help them in their daily endeavors.
Based on observations gained over decades working in a Waldorf kindergarten, Freya Jaffke’s books on early childhood have sold over a quarter of a million copies worldwide.