𝙃𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 does NOT 🙅🏻♀️ equal 𝙈𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙙.
But, please 🙏 don’t tell my mother that I said that.
When I see a giant mess like this in our house, I 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘦.
Everything in me wants to scurry down on my hands and knees and clean it up as quickly as possible.
Sometimes, it is a conscious effort (often involving aggressive chain-gum-chewing) to resist the urge to just “𝘵𝘪𝘥𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘵 𝘶𝘱” as they are playing.
Here’s the thing…. those urges are probably more about 𝙢𝙮 𝙤𝙬𝙣 hard wiring.
Here’s the 𝘽𝙄𝙂𝙂𝙀𝙍 𝙏𝙃𝙄𝙉𝙂-
That authentic, messy, free, self-directed play?
It’s 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠.
It’s the single best way for them to learn, explore, experiment, investigate, communicate, discover…. all of it.
Allowing room for that 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙩𝙚 our own hard wiring?
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About Denise Roland
Denise D’Angelo Roland is a “Mom’s Choice Award” winning children’s book author (“Please, Look up at Me” and “Papa’s Gift”) and creator of the Intentionally Unplugged initiative. She grew up on the East End of Long Island, New York. At a young age, Denise knew that she wanted to become a teacher of wellness-related issues to students of all ages. With two Master’s degrees in each of Health Education and School Counseling, she is an experienced educator in the public school setting for more than 15 years.
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