[Summit] Summit Digest, Vol 144, Issue 13

Michael McGlynn mmcglynn at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 08:55:26 CDT 2017


I read

“Without any toys, children have the time to develop their own ideas,”

and thought

“Without any smart phones, people have the time to develop their own ideas,”

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 9:45 AM, Elizabeth Moloney <moloney.beth at gmail.com>
wrote:

> thoughts re the (much appreciated) toy cleanup in PVD....
>
> https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/03/the-
> toy-free-kindergarten/520905/
>
> At a Berlin day-care center, the children packed away all the toys: the
> cars, the tiny plastic animals, the blocks and Legos, even the board games
> and most of the art materials. They then stood in the empty classroom and
> looked at their two instructors.
>
> “What should I do now?” my son, then 5, asked.
>
> He did not get an answer to this question for a long time. His day-care
> center, or *kita*, was starting a toy-free kindergarten project. For
> several weeks, the toys would disappear, and the teachers wouldn’t tell the
> children what to play. While this practice may seem harsh, the project has
> an important pedagogic goal: to improve the children’s life skills to
> strengthen them against addictive behaviors in the future.
>
> “Without any toys, children have the time to develop their own ideas,”
> said Elisabeth Seifert, the managing director of Aktion Jugendschutz, a
> Munich-based youth nonprofit that promotes this project. “In toy-free time,
> they don’t play with finished toys. They develop their own games. They play
> more together, so they can better develop psychosocial competencies.”
>
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>> Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:44:34 -0400
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>> The Providence Parks Department removed the unsafe toys from the Summit
>> Avenue tot lot as well as two other parks.
>> http://www.sna.providence.ri.us/city-culls-tot-lot-toys-for-
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Thank You,
Michael McGlynn
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