In this book, K. T. Margaret sets out to explain the substance of play and why she believes it is the most important element in the education of pre-primary children. Taking up common issues faced in nursery classes, she draws on her considerable experience as a teacher and educator for more than thirty years to elaborate on a methodology she devised to improve children’s overall learning experience. Personal yet instructive, the book includes anecdotes, photographs, case histories and comprehensive lesson plans. It has been compiled with the aim of assisting and motivating both aspiring and experienced pre-primary teachers in developing a curriculum which will provide a strong foundation for future learning.
K. T. Margaret has taught in a variety of settings and has trained teachers from urban and rural backgrounds. She has taught through English, Tamil and Kannada, and her work among the children of working-class Tamil migrants in Bengaluru is an inspiring testimony to the transformative potential of education.