Commentary: Getting Back on Track: The Importance of Play and Storytelling in Young Children’s Development

  • Vivian Gussin Paley

Abstract

In this interview, Vivian Paley describes how her curiosity and love of young children led her to work in early childhood education. She shares some of her own learning experiences with children that eventually resulted in her writing 13 books. As children go to school earlier, there is less and less time for play. This dramatic play and re-enactment is critical for children and constitutes an "original level playing field" in classrooms with wide diversity in culture and language. Finally, she explains that the most important characteristic of an excellent early childhood teacher is that of valuing kindness, in order to create a classroom that is fair and inclusive.

Published
2013-07-01
How to Cite
PALEY, Vivian Gussin. Commentary: Getting Back on Track: The Importance of Play and Storytelling in Young Children’s Development. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 43-49, july 2013. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Commentary-Getting-Back-on-Track-The-Importance-of-Play-and-Storytelling-in-Young-Children%E2%80%99s-Development>. Date accessed: 24 apr. 2018.