Wheat Work and Play in Early Childhood (Paperback)

Work and Play in Early Childhood

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Rhythm and repetition, together with example and imitation, are pillars on which early learning is based. Still resonating today in the 2020s, Freya Jaffke applies these simple principles in practical and sensible ways.

She describes children's play in a Waldorf Kindergarten setting, and provides tried and tested advice on this important stage of development.

This book includes sections on Planning the day; Festivals; Rhythms; Materials; Educating; Imagination; Spontaneous and Planned Play; Example and imitation of adults; Stages of development; From crawling to contrariness; Work and play; Craft and handicraft; Creating a protective environment; Hyperactive and inactive children.



  • Written by Freya Jaffke and Translated by Christian Arnim 
  • Published by Floris Books, July 15, 1996
  • 0.4” x 7.6” x 5.0” (0.25lbs.) 80 pages
  • Softcover