Wordless Wednesday...Watching Children Play

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Wordless Wednesday...Watching Children Play

 

Something I think is so important is play... for children and for adults!  

 

So if you’re reading this, I’m presuming that you’re past the child stage of your life and you can organize your own form of play. 

 

But for children, play is crucial to their development. Besides wearing them out before their bedtime, play is how they learn...it helps to develop their creativity and imagination.  

 

 

We had family over on Sunday and with the many toys that their grandmother brought over, little Raffe was more interested in the fire hydrant in front of our house. 

 

He explained to his grandmother and cousin the purpose of the hydrant, where the hose went, and some creative ideas about other parts of the hydrant and their function. 

 

If you get the chance to watch children at play...stop and enjoy it!!  It’s worth your time.  



Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. Fred Rogers

Comments (29)

faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Give a child a big box and  watch their imagination. Video and phones are stifling them.

Jun 16, 2021 06:07 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy,

I agree with all the commenters.  I am happy that my parents were not toy givers, we went places like to the mountains in the summer where I could climb trees and explore, and to a cabin by the Mediterannean sea.  It was all about exploring the great outdoors. A

Jun 16, 2021 06:41 AM
faye schubert

All I remember is playing outside all day, even in hot and humid south Louisiana. I guess I could take the heat and humidity better as a kid.

Jun 16, 2021 08:54 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Kathy! Your joy is so unique, I wish you would write a book about living a joyful life

Jun 16, 2021 07:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Kathy.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jun 16, 2021 09:03 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Hey we have the same theme for our wordless posts today! Great minds...

Jun 16, 2021 09:30 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I am still trying to figure out what to do when I grow up, so I guess I need to play a little more.

Jun 16, 2021 11:28 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and good to see kids outside and enjoying things now.  It has been a long year for them.

 

Jun 16, 2021 11:33 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - I so enjoy watching Tristan play.  I have a smile right now thinking about that. 

Jun 16, 2021 01:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina Hollander, Broker I agree and the toys I prefer to give are the ones that will stimulate their creativity. 

Wayne Martin just think of what we would have become had we not been exposed to play when we were children. 

Jun 16, 2021 03:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England I'm thankful that I have my nieces and nephews and other children around so I can reap the benefits of watching them play. 

Michael Jacobs He loves dump trucks and all sorts of construction equipment and has so much energy it's tiring just to watch him. 

Jun 16, 2021 03:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Grant Schneider you must be having the time of your life!!!

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog our family gatherings would be a lot more quiet (and boring) without the wee ones. 

Jun 16, 2021 03:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ed Silva I remember watching my friend's daughter take all of her mom's pots and pans out and start playing with them. Her toys sat in the next room. 

Kat Palmiotti I had a similar childhood. My cousins and I spent all day playing outside. We made up our own games and didn't come inside until it was time for dinner. 

Jun 16, 2021 04:45 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

faye schubert I couldn't agree more!  I used to save any big box I got for my nieces and nephews. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel when I played with my dolls, I spent the day building their house with the books off the shelves. When I finished, I'd lost interest in playing with the dolls. 

Jun 16, 2021 04:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Rocky Dickerson you just made my day!!! No wait...my week.... no wait...my year!!!!! That was very kind of you. 

Roy Kelley Thank you and hope you are doing well. 

Jun 16, 2021 05:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon Tara can you believe that!!!!

George Souto never give up playing!!!!!

Will Hamm Thankfully, we weren't as restricted as other states. Children got to play outside and go to the park. 

Jun 16, 2021 05:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® with the children out of school now, I'm hoping to have my mini-me and great nephews over more. 

Jun 16, 2021 05:22 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have spent many hours watching my kids and grandchildren play and it is fascinating Kathy Streib 

Jun 16, 2021 09:25 PM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great post and topic. You are right play is an important step and much needed for children. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great day.

Jun 17, 2021 07:01 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I don't blame Raffe for his interest in the fire hydrant.  I've often been amused at the creativity some artists have with hydrants.  I remember one especially, that had turned one into a hound dog, complete with pooch head.

Jun 17, 2021 09:14 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Watching kids at work in their play environment is definitely wonderful.  I had a niece years ago that would sketch up things she wanted to invent.  It was unfettered creativity.

Jun 18, 2021 06:08 PM