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Screening of Award-Winning Filmmaker’s Time To Play Documentary

There will be a second screening of award-winning filmmaker, Kim Hunter’s documentary Time To Play on Wednesday March 25th. Featuring a Steiner Waldorf setting, this inspiring film about early childhood (0 – 6) will be of special interest to parents of children in Parent & Child, Playgroup and Kindergarten, as well as those working in the Early Years sector.


Featured in the film are child development experts who speak to the difficulties and challenges that arise when children are not allowed enough free time to play, to move and are over-exposed to technology. A trailer to the 43 minute film can be viewed here.


Kindergarten leaders Dawn and Aki are hosting a social evening for Early Years parents of the school in Dawn’s Kindergarten room at 7pm. “It is a marvelous insight into Kindergarten life and why play is the essence of the work we do,” says Dawn, who has been a Kindergarten teacher at our school for many years.


Please RSVP to your Kindergarten or Playgroup leader, Dawn, Aki, Hannah, or Synnove, by 10th March.

   Kim received the Canadian Prime Miniter’s Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education.


She has spent the last few years on tour presenting her film and giving talks in colleges, universities, conferences, film festivals and to groups of parents/grandparents and caregivers; visiting Edinburgh Steiner School in October last year.


I made Time to Play because I’m concerned about the changes I’ve seen in child development over the last 20 years. I hope to stimulate a cultural conversation that can change the way we relate to the early years of human development.

(Kim Hunter)