Charlotte Mason on Play…
It might just surprise you what she had to say !
“Let the mother go out
and PLAY !”
Charlotte Mason understood a lot about children….she also understood a lot about moms. I found this to be some advice I need to take to heart!
“If mothers could learn to do for themselves what they do for their children…we should have happier households.
Let the mother go out to play!
If she would only have courage to let everything go when life becomes too tense,
and just take a day, or half a day, out in the fields, or with a favourite book,
or in a picture gallery looking long and well at just two or three pictures,
or in bed, without the children,
life would go on far more happily for both children and parents.”
Let the mother go out to play !
Don’t you just love those words ?
Children have no trouble playing.
Fun is pulsing through their veins and wiggling out of every limb.
Play just comes naturally to them.
If left alone long enough, children invent the most wonderful games and fantastic stories.
Creativity and imagination are limitless, emotions are being worked out,
FUN is happening !
Think about it…kids generally don’t return from playing outside all stressed out! 🙂