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KNOW  WHAT I  AM  DOING ….






          When I am 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’m getting all 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 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’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

          don’t 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 play”. 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 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 direction and see 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.




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