Thursday, January 6, 2011

Imaginative Play

"SARAH WILSON was speaking proudly the other day when she declared: 'My house is a little messy.'

Ms. Wilson lives in Stroudsburg, Pa., a small town in the Poconos. Many days, her home is strewn with dress-up clothes, art supplies and other artifacts from playtime with her two small children, Benjamin, 6, and Laura, 3. 'I let them get it messy because that’s what it’s here for,' she said.

Ms. Wilson has embraced a growing movement to restore the sometimes-untidy business of play to the lives of children." 

Hilary Stout, "Effort to Restore Children's Play Gains Momentum," The New York Times