When the kids start playing we generally don’t get involved. We let their play not be obstructed by how we think they should be playing. Most of the time they have fun and do not need our involvement. But this is one time I got involved. I wanted them to tell a story with Starlord. I grabbed my camera and we went around the back yard telling out story and taking pictures. We had so much fun. The kids took turns where Starlord was going next.
Kids need play time. They need storytelling. Without storytelling we don’t get our movies today, our books we read, or our magazines. Even pictures tell a story. We need imagination. We need creativity.
As the temperatures rise for the upcoming spring and summer months, we need to encourage play. We get so busy with life and routine we sometimes forget to just let them be kids. Or in my case, get so busy with teaching them life skills that I forget to just let them be kids. My mission is to encourage them to be kids. Ask less of them. Let their minds wander and wonder.
Life will always be here. There is a time for play.