Where do the Children Play?
Monday, April 26, 2010
Are our children getting too much structure and not enough play in their early years?
The documentary Where Do the Children Play? takes on this important issue. It's a one-hour documentary that examines how restrictive patterns of sprawl, congestion, and suburban development are impacting children's mental and physical health and development. The film is being screened together with a lecture by noted educator Joan Almon two evenings in our area:
Tuesday, April 27th at the Wilton Library
Wednesday, April 28th at Bethel Cinema at Bethel Cinema
Both events are at 7 PM.
This important community/family event, sponsored by the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School in Newtown, Apple Blossom School in Wilton and Clover Hill School in Norwalk, is being held in an effort to support awareness that creative play is central to early childhood.
The U.S. Alliance for Childhood, is a partnership of educators, physicians, parents, and others advocating for social change to improve children's overall health and well being. Ms. Almon has more than 30-years' experience as a Waldorf kindergarten teacher and consultant to Waldorf kindergartens throughout the world.
The documentary and community lecture is open to the public. A $10 donation at the door is suggested.
To register for the Wilton Library event call 203-762-3950.
To register for the Bethel Cinema event call the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School at 203-364-1113.