Last updated: 5 Oct, 2015

Glimpses of Wonder: Children in Auroville Creating Worlds on Sand

by Aikya

The World Game, also known as Sandplay, is an educational tool used in Auroville since the late 1960s whereby children can creatively explore their thoughts, feelings, and imagination in an effort "to know oneself", a core principle of learning. In this book the author describes her approach to using the World Game in Auroville. 
Children are given a box of sand and free access to unusual and appealing objects. Music, flowering gardens, paintings, and the quietly observant presence of the facilitator contribute to creating a concentrated atmosphere in which the child can tell his story or express her dreams. The book includes quotations from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, pictures of the children and their creations, their individual stories, and guiding steps for implementing the World Game. 
Published by: SAIIER, 2015
Format: Softcover
Dimensions: 21 x 21cm
Language: English
Pages: 124