Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Just Playing" by Anita Wadley

This is a reminder to all of us how important and essential that "play" is. It's also a reminder to parents that when your child comes home from school and says that all they did was "play", they actually did much more! :)

"Just Playing" 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, I may be an architect someday.


When I'm getting all dressed up,
Setting the table, caring for the babies,
Don't get the idea I'm "Just Playing."
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 molding 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 just might be a teacher someday.


When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some "playing" at my 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 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 Play."
I'm learning to follow directions and see the differences.
I may be a cook 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
.

2 comments:

BabyKevinMom said...

I hope my son will be blessed with a dedicated teacher like you. I can't believe your wedding is almost here. Marriage is awesome...a struggle at time but SO worth the effort. My love to you as you start the next stage of your life.

lol seems like just yesterday that we were having summer sleepovers!

cassandra sagan webb said...

LOL, that is so funny that my blog was blocked! I'm so raunchy!! Maybe it's because I said "boobilicious" in my last post?? HAHA!

I hope those dresses aren't THAT inappropriate!

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