Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Work and Play
I learned a long time ago that, for children, work and play are the same thing. Children have to experience the world through play. They have to be able to explore in order to find out what the world is all about. Sometimes adults don't really take children and their "work" seriously because they are after all...children.
When Stella paints, she takes it very seriously. She makes careful choices about colors and where to place the paint on the page. This is her work. Her accomplishment! Even though she doesn't yet care about the finished product, she sure does put a lot of thought and effort into it. For her, work and play are the same.