What Is The Meaning Of Play? It Depends who you ask!

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.  Kay Redfield Jamison I wanted to write about the benefits of meaningful play in a child’s life.   Then realised that the definition of ‘meaningful play’ depends entirely on your...
A Wash Basket Is A Beautiful Thing

A Wash Basket Is A Beautiful Thing

It’s funny that some type of weather that temporarily changes the lay of the land causes us to lament about the loss of beauty, broken trees, inconvenience, government inefficiency or muddy boots. Unless, of course, you are 15 months old investigating the garden after...
What is the Meaning of Play?

What is the Meaning of Play?

Oh what a question to try to answer. I’m sure that if you asked 10 different people they would come up with 10 different definitions. My own definition would be: Play is the free choice of the child without the interference of adults.  It is the way children develop...

Playing to Learn, for Life

Our life is spent solving problems. Some are minor little molehills and some are monstrous great mountains. Every quandary, difficulty or issue is solved by building on our prior knowledge.  So, it stands to reason that the better the knowledge, the better the problem...

Something on a Stick Day

This is a new one for me.  I’ve never heard of ‘something on a stick day’ but it sounds fun. This year it takes place on 28th March. From what I can gather it celebrates all the food you can eat on sticks – surprisingly! Now, it is time for me to admit that when it...
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