“Just Playing” Poem

October 13, 2009 by  
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By Anita Wadley

 

When I’m building in the block room, please don’t say I’m “just playing”

For you see, I’m learning as I play, about balance and shapes.

Who knows? I may be an architect someday.

 

When I am getting dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies.

Don’t get the idea I’m “just playing”. For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I may be a mother or a father someday.

 

When you see me up to my elbows in paint or standing at an easel, or moulding

and shaping clay, please don’t let me hear you say “He is just playing”

For you see, I’m learning as I play, I’m expressing myself and being creative.

I may be an artist or an inventor someday.

 

When you see me sitting in a chair “reading” to an imaginary audience.

Please do not laugh and think I’m “just playing”.

For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I may be a teacher someday.

 

When you see me combing the bushes for bugs, or packing my pockets with choice

things I find, don’t pass it off as “just playing”. For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I may be a scientist someday.

 

When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some “plaything” at school.

Please don’t feel the time is wasted in “play”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to solve problems and to concentrate.

I may be in business someday.

 

When you see me cooking or tasting foods, please don’t think that because I enjoy it, it is

“just playing”. I’m learning to follow directions and see differences.

I may be a chef someday.

 

When you see me learning to skip, hop, run and move my body, please don’t say I’m “just

playing”. For you see, I’m learning as I play. I’m learning how my body works.

I may be a doctor, nurse or athlete someday.

 

When you ask me what I’ve done at school today, and I say, “I just played”

Please don’t misunderstand me. For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to enjoy and be successful in my work. I’m preparing for tomorrow.

Today, I am a child and my work is play.

The Serious Need for Play

February 19, 2009 by  
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We are sending out this link to a very pertinent article regarding play and it’s benefits to young children. The article, The Serious Need for Play, was featured in the January ’09 issue of Scientific American, and discusses how free play is a significant factor in the healthy development of children.  We thought this article would be of interest to the families here at our school, because “free play” is  an integral part of the daily curriculum at Children’s Village Preschool. We hope you enjoy reading this very insightful and informative article.Click here

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Community Helpers Month

February 13, 2009 by  
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February is Community Helpers month.  We will have visits from a police officer, a dentist, a fireman and more as they are confirmed.

 

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Welcome Dottie

February 12, 2009 by  
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We would like to introduce our new rabbit Dottie. She is 1 year old and came to us from the Kingsland family. Our other rabbit Bijou is warming up to her but very happy to have a companion.

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Kid’s Night Out was a success!

February 12, 2009 by  
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Last Friday evening from 6:00pm-11:00pm was our first “Kid’s Night Out” or “Parent’s Night Out” whichever way you look at it. The parents, children and teachers all enjoyed it and we are working on dates to do this every other month, we’ll keep you posted.

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