zpd – 3/22/14

O sing him a song that is new, play loudly, with all your skill.


Our newness, our loudness can only be silence against this him/hymn/music of the spheres, the absolute and faithful song?




Play creates a zone of proximal development of the child [the gap between what a child can and cannot do – the zone of stretching, of experiment]. In play a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behavior; in play it is as though he were a head taller than himself. As in the focus of a magnifying glass, play contains all developmental tendencies in a condensed form and is itself a major source of development… Action in the imaginative sphere, in an imaginary situation, the creation of voluntary intentions, and the formation of real-life plans and volitional motives -all appear in play and make it the highest level of preschool development. The child moves forward essentially through play activity.

–       Lev Vygotsky


Silence is play, a zone of proximal development?

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