Tag Archives: R. Parker-Rees

Play as physical understanding

After reading Adrienne Sansom’s article yesterday, I returned to Parker-Rees… Rod Parker-Rees writes: “As we grow up we also grow down; the growth and organization of our root systems informs and is informed by the air and light of conscious, … Continue reading

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It is important to recall memories of play

“As teachers of very young children it is important to recall memories of play so as to recognize the play that is presented by our youngest citizens.” ~ Adrienne Sansom (p.30) Arguing for the importance of play and recognition of … Continue reading

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dressing up as teachers

Parker-Rees states that “When we learn to be teachers we begin by dressing up as teachers and our understanding of the role develops all too slowly as we strive to shore up the gap between the branches of what we … Continue reading

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On play and metaphor

“Children play with sand, water, dough and construction kits, forming and transforming materials and exploring their possibilities, but they can also transform the more abstract, cultural properties of objects, playing with what things are meant to mean. When a child … Continue reading

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