small it may be to make a difference and affect change with energy and passion? How we might live! How we might teach! How we might see the child's world in a whole new light!
What might your gift be if you allowed yourself to open and reach inside yourself? What gift and purpose-driven energy might you be able to bring to the children in your setting? For you have a gift: the gift of play and with it the ability to enter the child's world. How wonderful this can be! As adults we crave adventure - the two week holiday in the sun, the theme park, Las Vegas, Friday night in town, spending power, gadgets, the dream of 'things' and 'experience'. And yet real adventure lies at your very door - the world of children and their play. When we begin to see play through new eyes, as a powerful learning tool that can enable children to glow and grow, then we hand ourselves a passport that will lead us on a journey to who knows where. It is the sense of the unknown that truly makes play an adventure. Maybe it's time to put away the planning sheets, ease off the setting up of continuous provision and throw yourself into the dreaming landscape of children where each and every day is a whole new adventure in itself...
Can I Go Play Now..? is committed to widening the understanding of the magic of children's play as an educational tool. Child-centred, play-based learning is where it's truly at....