Today, there are so many great people lending their voices to the play movement. Educators, pediatricians, the Department of Health and Human Services, and great organizations like the Alliance for Childhood, the International Play Association, and others.
I encourage you to watch the video above and think about the play opportunities in the lives of the children in your world. Are they ample enough? Child-led and directed? Or, perhaps not so much?
What adjustments can you make to your attitudes, behaviors, and choices to allow more time and space for true play (e.g. non-organized sports and activities)? How can you lend your voice to the play movement? I’ve got a few tips if you need them.
And remember, play isn’t just for kids, it’s important across the lifespan. This means you too, my fellow grown-ups. What actions can you take to make room for play in your life?
Lots to ponder. Might I suggest you do so outside, under a favorite tree or while on a walk in the woods?
See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru