Our little gypsy lady...

tonight we just watched Zoey while she dressed herself up in bangles and bracelets, necklaces and hats...for probably at least an hour. It really puts everything in perspective, watching a child learn and play that is. Just this morning we were listening to a show on NPR and they were talking about how children don't play anymore...that "play" is actually being cut out of kindergarten in some communities! The speaker was actually a professor from Tufts University and it was really an insightful and eye opening discussion that he led for the listeners. By reducing or eliminating play in the classroom we are actually skipping important life lessons that need to be learned at this young age and therefore we are short changing them; thereby altering the learning curve later in life. An interesting show for interesting times. -j