The Nature Of Good And Evil

  For months the children have invented games of  good vs. evil in the outdoor classroom. The “evil” may emerge as witches or pirates; it matters not, as the characters seem to exist in order to facilitate dialogue in this highly symbolic play. The...

Scarcity As Inspiration For Invention

Twice in one morning wonderful things happened because of children’s frustration with too few of something. In cubby house (a little space for dramatic play), some children were playing a story in which pet dogs played a part. By the time Lydia arrived in the cubby...