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.