Time to Watch “Time to Play”
Sedona AZ (March 24, 2017) – Running River School will host a free screening of Kim Hunter’s 45-minute documentary “Time to Play” at 221 Brewer Road on Friday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m.
If you know any small children you know they have loads of energy. But the ways in which they release that energy has become a topic of concern for Hunter, early childhood educator. So much so, that she has made the documentary on the subject.
The documentary about Waldorf pedagogy was directed and produced by Hunter who was a recipient of the Canadian Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015. Experts featured in the film discuss the difficulties that occur in childhood development when they don’t have free time to play or when they’re preoccupied by technology.
“Our days are so over-scheduled that the opportunities for ‘down time’ just don’t exist in a healthy way anymore for most people,” Hunter says. “The biggest effects of this imbalance are on the youngest ones among us who are victims of society’s speed and competitiveness.”
After the film there will be a discussion period led by Hunter. The film is directed at people who spend time with young children like parents, grandparents and teachers but anyone in the community is welcome to attend.
“I made ‘Time to Play’ because I’m concerned about the changes I’ve seen in child development over the last 20 years,” Hunter said. “I hope to stimulate a cultural conversation that can change the way we relate to the early years of human development.”
Hunter currently lives on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada. After a cross-Canada tour she decided to show her film around the United States and will be in Arizona only a short time.
For more information on Hunter’s film, visit www.timetoplay.com. For more information regarding the free public viewing, contact Running River School Director Guadalupe Pollock at 928.301.3232.