Monday, January 28, 2013
The Height of Playing
Susan Steiner bemoans the loss of play in our schools, and in our children's spare time. She argues that the desire to make them literate, her child included, means that the correct spelling of 'height' has taken priority over the ability to wonder and create and take control over imaginary worlds. She draws on Donald Winnicott for support; play allows us to use the whole personality. I am convinced; though maybe it is not the job of schools.