Played out. Thoughts about play in itself

By Albert Vinzens, February 2013

Play is neglected. It is taken away from children and thinkers are not interested in it. [more]

Play and learning

By Christian Rittelmeyer, February 2013

Before the start of the Olympic Games in Peking, the press, radio and television carried frequent reports on politics, culture and every-day life in China. The education researcher Christian Rittelmeyer recalls a television broadcast which featured a so-called elite preschool for three to five-year-old children. The director proudly explained that play had been removed from the curriculum in order to promote the intellectual development of the children in the optimum way. There were no kind of useless pastimes, including play, here.  [more]