Play is a Child's Work


Play is a child’s work. The origin of these words is debatable; some say Jean Piaget, some Maria Montessori, and at least one person believes it came from Alfred Adler. Either way, the fact remains that children learn through play.

Will is a very fortunate boy. This phrase applies to him quite literally. Recently, a neighbor who has a side business of collecting and selling Lego sets came to me with a proposition. He has collected loads of bricks, many of them in sets, but needs the sets assembled before he can sell them. He’s a bit short on free time, though, what with being an adult with adult responsibilities. So he asked if Will would be interested in building the sets for him. In exchange for his time, Will gets paid in mini-figures. His favorite objects in the world. He’s one lucky kid!!


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