Don’t forget to play!

Kid-playing
“Play is your child’s most natural form of expression” Unknown

Do you feel sorry for the kids of the present generation?

I feel extremely sorry for the kids, these days.

These kids are busier with studies rather than finding time to play.

The kid’s back is breaking because of the weight of the school bag.

Physical activity in the school curriculum is just for the namesake in developing countries.

In the image above you notice these two kids immersed in what they are doing and deeply discussing something probably thanking their parents for not interfering with their play.

This is what is known as unorganized play

 “The physical exercise and emotional stretching that children enjoy in unorganized play are more varied and less time-bound than is found in organized sports.

Playtime—especially unstructured, imaginative, exploratory play—is increasingly recognized as an essential component of wholesome child development”

Richard Louv

Parents must understand this fact

“Children need the freedom and the time to play; play is not a luxury play is a necessity”
Kay Redfield Jamison

Message

”Children have a full-time occupation. It’s called PLAY. Let them be occupied by it from their early years until their twilight years” Unknown

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr. Philo

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This post is part of Nancy Merrill’s A photo a week- Playtime

10 thoughts on “Don’t forget to play!

  1. Lovely photo. Children certainly need time for free, unstructured play; however, I wouldn’t agree that children are overburdened with schoolwork. I think curriculae are different in different countries, and some of them are more intense than others. Even the most intense curriculum, though, leaves time for play. I suggest that time for play does not mean computer games, but personal interaction with other children.

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