Children are born with magic inside them. They live in a world of exploration, connections, dreams and imagination. They are trying to tell you about this world all the time. They want you to join them in it. Their whole being is yearning for you to cross over in to their 'Narnia'. They offer their hand each and every day and they can lead you there if only you would take it.
Once upon a time you lived in that world. But now you are 'grown up'. You probably don't believe in that world. You don't think that the child's world is for you. But it is. You just need to have faith and follow. Once you do that then you will find several things happen:
Your children will flourish. They will bring their light to your setting. They will engage more. You will flourish. You will bring your light to your setting. You will engage more.
Allowing children to be at the centre of their own learning. giving them the the freedom to BE is your passport both to their magical world and to effective early years practice. Don't let play just be a daydream. Live it, embrace it, make the most of the magic...