What Does a Little Kid Do on His Day Off?

What Does a Little Kid Do on His Day Off?

The great comedian, George Carlin, once wondered, “What does a dog do on his day off?  He can’t just lie around – that’s his job.”  If you think about it, you would experience the same kind of perplexity when wondering, “What does a little kid do on his day off?  He can’t just play around – that’s his job.”

It always amuses me when mothers and fathers worry that their young child is spending too much time playing instead of engaging in more serious pursuits that will better prepare him for success in school and beyond.  What they fail to realize is that, for a young child, play is not recreational activity.  It is not leisure time activity nor escape activity.  Play is thinking time for a young child.  It is language time, problem-solving time, memory time, planning time, investigating time.  It is organization of ideas time when a young child uses his mind and body and social skills and all his powers in response to the stimuli and challenges he encounters.

And it is truly a pleasure to see all the little ones doing their job so diligently and effectively every day at Romp n’ Roll.

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