Free Play

Kreativität geschehen lassen

Author: Stephen Nachmanovitch

Publisher: O.W. Barth

ISBN: 9783426292167


Page: 272

View: 6719


Free Play

Improvisation in Life and Art

Author: Stephen Nachmanovitch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780874776317

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3738

Understanding and unlocking creativity.

Beauty, Ugliness and the Free Play of Imagination

An Approach to Kant's Aesthetics

Author: Mojca Küplen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319198998

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

View: 1092

This book presents a solution to the problem known in philosophical aesthetics as the paradox of ugliness, namely, how an object that is displeasing can retain our attention and be greatly appreciated. It does this by exploring and refining the most sophisticated and thoroughly worked out theoretical framework of philosophical aesthetics, Kant’s theory of taste, which was put forward in part one of the Critique of the Power of Judgment. The book explores the possibility of incorporating ugliness, a negative aesthetic concept, into the overall Kantian aesthetic picture. It addresses a debate of the last two decades over whether Kant's aesthetics should allow for a pure aesthetic judgment of ugliness. The book critically reviews the main interpretations of Kant’s central notion of the free play of imagination and understanding and offers a new interpretation of free play, one that allows for the possibility of a disharmonious state of mind and ugliness. In addition, the book also applies an interpretation of ugliness in Kant’s aesthetics to resolve certain issues that have been raised in contemporary aesthetics, namely the possibility of appreciating artistic and natural ugliness and the role of disgust in artistic representation. Offering a theoretical and practical analysis of different kinds of negative aesthetic experiences, this book will help readers acquire a better understanding of his or her own evaluative processes, which may be helpful in coping with complex aesthetic experiences. Readers will gain unique insight into how ugliness can be offensive, yet, at the same time, fascinating, interesting and captivating.

The Toddler Room: Free Play

A Day in the Life of Your Child in Day Care, a Coloring Book

Author: Jodi Lobdell Bulson

Publisher: AbbottPress

ISBN: 1458212572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 3699

It is a new day in Miss Jodi’s day care! As soon as all the children arrive in the toddler room and put their backpacks away, Miss Jodi asks if they are ready for free play. They are all so excited! Dina and Jeffrey decide to play with the colorful blocks. Richele and Jaye busy themselves with puzzles. David practices writing his name. Miss Jodi is so happy when she sees all the children in the toddler room enjoying their free play time. The Toddler Room: “Free Play” shares how a group of toddlers play with other children in a fun and loving school setting while learning to be kind, patient, and the importance of sharing.

Wanna Play

Friendship Skills for Preschool and Elementary Grades

Author: Ruth Herron Ross,Beth Roberts-Pacchione

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412928044

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 3848

Discover the Wanna Play Program™, a PreK–3 curriculum for helping students at risk or with developmental challenges develop the social skills they need to make friends.

The Child's Right to Play

A Global Approach

Author: Rhonda L. Clements,Leah Fiorentino

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275981716

Category: Political Science

Page: 425

View: 3456

Focuses on the right of children to experience the benefits derived from play.

The Trouble With Play

Author: Grieshaber, Susan,McArdle, Felicity

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335237916

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 1630

This book departs from some of the ideas about play that are held dear by many in early childhood education and prompts teachers to understand and implement thoughtful approaches to play in the early years, raising questions about fairness and equity.

Educating Hearts and Minds

Reflections on Japanese Preschool and Elementary Education

Author: Catherine C. Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458320

Category: Education

Page: 249

View: 4813

The question of how children become eager, motivated learners and caring, responsible citizens has perplexed educators around the world. Educating Hearts and Minds, a portrait of Japanese preschool and early elementary education, offers a fresh perspective on these questions. Its thesis--which will surprise many Americans--is that Japanese schools are successful because they meet children's needs for friendship, belonging, and contribution. This book brings to life what actually happens inside Japanese classrooms. In a sharp departure from most previous accounts, this book suggests that Japanese education succeeds because all children--not just the brightest or best-behaved--somehow come to feel like valued members of the school community. Ironically, Japanese teachers credit John Dewey and other progressive Western educators for many of the techniques that make Japanese schools both caring and challenging, but that never caught on in this country. This book brings to Americans the voices of Japanese classroom teachers--voices that are at once deeply consonant with American aspirations and deeply provocative.

Competition-free Birthday: Teamwork Games for Kids

Non-competitive Children ́s Party Games

Author: Ayleen Birgit Scheffler-Hadenfeldt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3844849459

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

View: 5742

Your child’s birthday has finally arrived! It’s a very special day that your child has been looking forward to for months. Do you want to make their party an unforgettable experience, but fear tears, huffs or howls of fury if another child wins the games? And do some children even refuse to play in the first place from fear of losing? There is much you can do to combat these sorts of mood killers - by carefully selecting the games. The children’s good mood is not just down to chance alone, but can be influenced very specifically. While traditional competitive games may provoke an atmosphere of rivalry among the children, non-competitive games reinforce the concept of working together. This book introduces you to both new and well-known games, some of which have been modified slightly to promote harmony among the children. Get to know a wide range of indoor and outdoor non-competitive games ranging from the imaginative and creative, comical and fun-packed to the exciting and adventurous. Lots of cheery black-white-photos illustrate these non-competitive games.

Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems Classroom and Shop Manual

Author: Cliff Owen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133008798

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 832

View: 2582

TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS, 5E provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and repair procedures related to automotive brakes. Your students will benefit from this book's two-volume approach: a Classroom Manual that details the theories and application of the total brake system, sub-system, and components, combined with a corresponding Shop Manual that provides real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information about these systems. This book includes updated information on the latest materials used in brake systems as well as the latest information on current electronics. In addition, there is expanded coverage of electric braking systems that is general enough not to distract your students with highly detailed, manufacturer-specific information. The ASE Challenge questions at the end of each chapter of the Shop Manual and a Practice Exam in the Appendix will prepare your students for the ASE (A5) certification exam. TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS, 5E, offers your students all the information they need to understand, diagnose, and repair most problems that might occur with today's brake systems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Child-Centered Play Therapy

A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children

Author: Nancy H. Cochran,William J. Nordling,Jeff L. Cochran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047063491X

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

View: 8111

"The authors . . . make child-centered play therapy readily understandable to those who wish to take advantage of its long history of helping children overcome problems and grow emotionally to a level of maturity difficult to achieve by any other approach." —From the Foreword, by Louise F. Guerney, PhD, RPT-S A comprehensive resource that thoroughly teaches the theory, methods, and practice of child-centered play therapy Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children offers how-to direction and practical advice for conducting child-centered play therapy. Filled with case studies, learning activities, and classroom exercises, this book presents extensive coverage of play therapy applications such as setting goals and treatment planning, as well as recommendations for family and systemic services that can be provided along with play therapy. This rich resource provides: A thorough introduction to the theory and guiding principles underlying child-centered play therapy Skill guidance including structuring sessions, tracking, empathy, responding to children's questions, and role-play Effective ways of determining what limits to set in the playroom and how to set them in a therapeutically effective manner Clear methods for monitoring children's progress through stages as well as external measures of progress Practical guidance in adjunct therapist tasks such as playroom set-up, documentation, ending therapy, and working with parents, teachers, and principals Endorsed by Louise Guerney—a founding child-centered play therapy figure who developed the skills-based methods covered in this book—Child-Centered Play Therapy comprehensively and realistically introduces practitioners to the child-centered approach to play therapy and addresses how to incorporate the approach into schools, agencies, or private practice.


Free Play in the Age of Electracy

Author: N.A

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262300907


Page: N.A

View: 5404


The Now Habit

A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

Author: Neil Fiore

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440684951

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 1936

Learn how to overcome procrastination and enjoy guilt-free play! One of the most effective programs to combat procrastination, THE NOW HABIT has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 11 languages, and is now revised and updated. Featuring a new introduction and a new section providing strategies to understand and deal with the role technology plays in procrastination today, THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play. Dr. Fiore’s techniques will help any busy person start tasks sooner and accomplish them more quickly, without the anxiety brought on by the negative habits of procrastination and perfectionism.

Boys and Girls

Superheroes in the Doll Corner

Author: Vivian Gussin Paley

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226644929

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 8621

"Paley has a sharp ear for the rhythm and inflections of childhood. Her vignettes give us a revealing glimpse into children's inner lives, and her discussion of her own discomfort with boy's play and approval of that of girls raises and important issue."—Carole Wade, Psychology Today "I will admit my biases up front: having a three-year old daughter of my own made it impossible for this book to be anything but fun to read. I dare anyone who enjoys children not to enjoy this story about stories, this narrative about narratives."—Jerry Powell, Winterthur Portfolio

National Curriculum In The Early Years

Challenges And Opportunities

Author: Dr Theo Cox,Theo Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135402507

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 2277

The child-centred principles of early years education - which emphasize play and holistic learning - are being challenged by the implementation of a subject-based National Curriculum. The contributors to this book explore this challenge and offer some ways of meeting it practically and productively. Issues covered include: pedagogical issues, such as the cross-curricular, topic-based teaching; teacher's attitudes to subject knowledge; assessment issues, including baseline assessment at the age of five; and parental attitudes to the National Curriculum and its content at Key Stage 1.