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Mar 08

Play, play, let's all play

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 10:23 AM by Christina Stuck

During this time of day (mid-morning) when we have no programming, I always think of my story time families. Of course on a stormy morning like this one, I'm grateful you all aren't traveling up here, but are some place warm and safe. However, I can still share with you stories and activities.

A favorite poem of mine is written by Robert Louis Stevenson and is found in a poetry book of his entitled A Child's Garden of Verses. It is called "Block City." What a perfect poem to share on a grey morning as this one when you can't tromp outside. You can still play!

Playing is one way for you child to understand the world around them. That is why instead of a craft time after story time, we allow free play. This poem is a perfect illustration of what play does for your child. It builds imagination. Blocks can be more than blocks. The couch can be more than a couch. Hey, if you don't have blocks, then you can bust out canned goods, cardboard, cereal boxes, pots, pans, etc. They can be anything!

So we could all chant:

Rain, rain, go away
Come again some other day!

But, for right now, we should really chant:

Play, play, let's all play
Let's all play on this grey day!