Just Playing

 

When I am building in the block area,

Please don’t say I’m “Just Playing.”

For, you see, I’m learning as I play: about balance and shapes.

Who knows I may be an architect someday.

When I am getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies,

Don’t get the idea I’m, “Just Playing.”

For, you see, I am leaning as I play:

I maybe a mother or a father someday.

When you see me up to my elbows in paint, or standing at an easel,

Or moulding and shaping in the clay,

Please don’t let me hear you say, “He’s Just Playing,”

For, you see, I’m learning as I play.

I am expressing myself and being creative.

I maybe an artist or an inventor someday.

When you see me in a chair “reading” to an imaginary audience,

Please don’t laugh and think I’m “Just Playing.”

For you see, I’m leaning as I play.

I may be a teacher someday.

When you see me combing the bushes for bugs, or packing my pockets with

choice things I find,

Don’t pass it off as “Just Playing.”

For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I may be a scientist someday.

When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some plaything at my school,

Please don’t feel the time is wasted in “Play.”

For, you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to solve problems and concentrate.

I maybe in business someday.

When you see me cooking and tasting foods,

Please don’t think because I enjoy it, it is “Just Playing.”

For, you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to follow directions and see differences.

I may be a cook someday.

When you see me learning to skip, hop, run, and move my body,

Please don’t say I’m “Just Playing.”

For, you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning how my body works.

I may be a doctor, nurse or an athlete someday.

When you ask me what I’ve done at school today, and I say, “I Just Played,”

Please don’t misunderstand me.

For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to enjoy and be successful in my work,

I’m preparing for tomorrow.

Today, I am a child and my works IS play.

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