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You can"t say you can"t play

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Paley, Vivian Gussin, 1929-,
  • Kindergarten -- Case studies,
  • Rejection (Psychology) in children -- Case studies,
  • Social interaction in children -- Case studies,
  • Play -- Case studies,
  • Teacher-student relationships -- Case studies

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementVivian Gussin Paley.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLB1195 .P183 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination134 p. :
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1565600M
ISBN 100674965892
LC Control Number91047700

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In instituting the ['you can't say you can't play'] rule, Paley was challenging the assumption that cruelty in childhood is to be expected and that children should fend for themselves when it happens--notions she believes unfairly relieve adults of their duty to intervene. And she rejects the idea that children could benefit from such experiences.4/5(17).   You Can't Say You Can't Play tells the story of Paley's decision to make these six words the rule in her Kindergarten classroom. It's a short book, and it would be about half as long if one excised the italicized interludes relaying a story she wrote for her students and used to catalyze discussion about the "You can't say you can't play" rule/5. Paley introduces a new rule -- 'You can't say you can't play' -- to her kindergarten students and solicits the opinions of older children regarding the fairness of such a rule. The struggle that ensues presents a great teacher with her greatest challenge and speaks to some of our most deeply held beliefs. She departs from her previous work by extending her analysis to children through the fifth grade, all the while weaving remarkable fairy tale into her narrative description. Paley introduces a new rule-You can't say you can't play-to her kindergarten classroom and solicits the opinions of older children regarding the fairness of such a rule.

  This small, simple book -- and Paley's simple rule of "You can't say you can't play" -- spoke to me in the deep way that only a few books do. Its relevance goes far beyond the kindergarten classroom, which is the setting of Paley's story.5/5(5). Buy You Can't Say You Can't Play New Ed by Paley, Vivian Gussin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(43). Paley had written a short book entitled You Can't Say You Can't Play, in which she introduced a new rule to her kindergarten class. Basically, she was no longer allowing anyone to reject others. View 8 important quotes with page numbers from You Can't Say You Can't Play by Vivian Gussin Paley. This list reflects the top quotes from the book’s key chapters.

You Can't Say You Can't Play Summary. You Can't Say You Can't Play is the story of Kindergarten teacher Vivian Paley's attempt to teach her class not to treat some children as inferior to others by systematically excluding them from playing with others. Paley sees this process of exclusion hardening as children age, and continuing long into. You can't play: The habit of rejection What are some examples of rejection in a classroom? who did it effect? the whole class or just the one student who was rejected? "Cynthia and Lisa builded a house for their puppies and I say I can play and they said no because I don't have a.   New York Times Book Review - Derrick Bell. In instituting the ['you can't say you can't play'] rule, Paley was challenging the assumption that cruelty in childhood is to be expected and that children should fend for themselves when it happens—notions she believes unfairly relieve adults of their duty to : Harvard. Get this from a library! You can't say you can't play. [Vivian Gussin Paley] -- Publisher's description: Who of us cannot remember the pain and humiliation of being rejected by our classmates? However thick-skinned or immune to such assaults we may become as adults, the memory.