Thursday, September 20, 2012

52 on Fridays (38/52) Childhood



On matters of childhood, I often look to see what Fred Rogers had to say. I wasn't surprised to find this quote from my childhood leader in imaginative play: "Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." In honor of this quotation I want to defer my real post on childhood until after October 6, the Global Day of Play. Until then, enjoy a picture of three of my favorite children. 

To celebrate the Day of Play, the girls are going to build something out of cardboard. They don't know yet what it will be, but I'm betting it will fabulous. We have all been inspired by the story of Cain's Arcade. If you haven't seen the video and heard the story, please take a minute to click the link and learn how one boy's summer of making his own fun turned into something much, much bigger. 

For more images of childhood, take the journey around our little circle by first visiting Chay.  I love her images today. They are a perfect peek into childhood for most kids right now. I know my kids could be captured like this on any given day. 

11 comments:

Leslie Maxwell said...

That photo is precious....and I had to laugh because my youngest son (17) and I were just discussing Mr. Rogers yesterday. He was doing the "put on the sweater" interpretation. I was laughing out loud.
Gorgeous girls!

Jodie Carson said...

Can't wait to see what you are cooking up. :)

Katiusca said...

Great image! Can't wait to see your post!

reneej said...

I can't wait to see this video and learn more about the cardboard challenge! The picture of your girls is adorable!

Chay Hastings Photography said...

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." Woah. I really like this quote. I can't wait to see their Cain's Arcade inspired creation!

Chay Hastings Photography said...

I wanted to say too I love how your family is so involved with one another. You guys seem like you're so close, and supportive. Your family's passion is inspiring.

Jackie said...

I've never really thought about the purpose of playing, it makes sense that it is the work of childhood. beautiful girls Tifani! Can't wait to see what's created with all the talent your family has!

Jackie said...

just finished watching Cain's Arcade, what a neat story!

Lisa Tarplee said...

Awesome quote and beautiful girls!!!

CrisStephens said...

GORRRRRRGEOUS!!!!!!

Krista Lund said...

so creamy and clear! love it!

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