By Susan Grieshaber, Felicity McArdle

This article departs from a number of the rules approximately play which are held pricey by means of many in early adolescence schooling. It increases questions about equity and fairness, and activates academics to appreciate and enforce considerate ways to play within the early years.

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While building a sandcastle can bring pleasure through the effort, design, completion and aesthetic, some take just as much pleasure and glee in knocking down sandcastles, creating the chaos and uncontrolled destruction – because they can. The chance and unpredictability in this fun can produce the thrill, the freedom, and even the risky play. Running, chasing, catching, squealing with glee, are all sounds of pleasure and fun in a playground. These sounds are different from the fun of the contest, competing, or mastering skills with ball, bat or body.

The teacher was occupied on the other side of the room. Rebecca turned to Jasmine and said in a slightly disbelieving tone: ‘Watch this. When I call the teacher, she comes . . ’ The teacher answered immediately, and started 09:13:25:08:10 Page 37 Page 38 38 THE TROUBLE WITH PLAY walking over. The two girls raised their eyebrows and exchanged knowing looks. The teacher’s regime of truth about being the ever-present, all-caring and nurturing mother figure has positioned her in a way that is going to keep her very busy in the coming weeks and months.

Natural’ medicines and ‘natural’ drugs are better for us (not including natural poisonous mushrooms). We are urged to use and consume natural flavouring, natural yogurt, natural gas, bottles of natural water. This gets tricky. For instance, what is natural clothing, and what of nudity? For the most part, coupling the word ‘natural’ with other terms generally puts them in a positive light. Natural has come to mean wholesome, healthy and good. Anxious parents worry over their children’s temper tantrums, until 09:13:25:08:10 Page 32 Page 33 NATURALLY PRODUCED PLAY 33 they can be reassured that they are natural or normal.

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