Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Playtime for Children to a Tea!
How important is play in your child's world?
How important do you allow it to be?
Playing, after all, is just a way my children are learning. Everything they do in play has some sort of educational factor for them, even if it is practicing a long learnt skill.
So my children have a toy box full of cars, and trucks, and every other type of vehicle imaginable. They have a collection of puzzles varying in difficulty, including problem solving type of puzzles. They have cupboards crammed with various art and craft mediums. They have a backyard to explore and balls to kick, throw and juggle. They have bags and bags full of dress up clothing. They have a doll house, and even a kitchen where I am regularly served things like corn husk cakes, or coffee even if I don't drink the stuff.
I don't believe in there being a set of "boys toys" that are only for boys to play, just as I don't believe in there being a set of "girls toys" for only girls to play. I think boys benefit from playing with dolls just as girls benefit from pretending to build things.
I know my Mother and Nan will be happy to now have a choice from these flavours. The chamomile, honey and vanilla is my personal favourite.
And we sip our tea in the only way we know how. In style.
How do you feel about stereotypical play? Do you think it has it's place, or that children should be free to play in any (safe) way they like?
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