Tag: play

Childhood Play Belongs in our Kids’ Lives and Learning – Let’s Celebrate Mud Day

Bet you didn’t know that today is Mud Day. Well, I guess everything deserves its day, and mud is the ultimate symbol for children’s play. Stomp. Squish. Get dirty all over. What could be more playful for a young child? Why celebrate Mud Day, you might ask? Well, despite all you have been hearing to... Read more »

All Work and No Play...

It’s been over 25 years since Robert Fulghum published Everything I Wanted to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. I have to wonder where today’s young children learn the important things he listed back then? Why has open ended, spontaneous, unstructured play just for the sake of having fun, become such a problem? In my February Newsletter on... Read more »