Listening to the group this week as they recalled their tales of childhood toys and games, I was struck by how important and impactful play really is. Amongst other things, it has brought us joy, connection, freedom, learning, imagination and many precious memories.
I heard of stories of objects that are long lost, but still wistfully longed for, games where play became a serious business, the creation of quirky characters and whole inner worlds as well as daring deeds of daftness/ bravery (depending on how you look at it).
With every snippet of story shared, I found myself going back into my own past and reliving happy, exhilarating moments of learning and play. I hope you have the same experience as you read this and can take some time to add some of your recollections in the comments below.Continue reading “Toys and Games”