Secondly a video from a man called Peter Gray talking about the decline of freedom to play and rise in mental health problems. I have not watched the video yet, but as an ex playworker this appeals to me. I often complain that children are not given enough chance to play and are bogged down with homework or restrictions on playing outside. He has also written a book Free to learn which sounds very good and I am very tempted to buy it, especially with school holidays coming up and wondering how best to keep Emily happy for 6 weeks. I am still undecided about National Playday. Last year I had a playday at home, which went ok, except for Emily having a huge tantrum and then Emily starting to get bullied by a neighbouring child. I would like to do it again, but it requires a lot of effort and time and energy that I just don't have, but then having Emily at home on her own can be just as tiring. Thinking of doing a smaller scale event, but not sure what yet. Can't make a decision let alone plan and host event :(
My final find was a picture
Maybe I should stick this inside all the cards I make!
Well that's it for today, need to drag myself off the chair and prop my eyes open and mix some cereal or I won't have any breakfast for tomorrow.