WHAT A MESS!! Wait, lets look more closely.

As parents it is so easy to walk into a room (especially after you’ve just tidied it) and only see MESS!! There is usually toys everywhere, from one end of the house to the other. I often have to remind myself of why ‘mess’ is so important to kids!! So as I write this I will use this as a mantra

“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold” Joseph Chilton Pearce

This is their story:

IMG_2797“Mummy they are at a party”.

IMG_2798“Playing tug of war”.

IMG_2799“The pony got dressed up for the party”. Sure that is my good bangle on the ponies ear but it is for a ‘party’.

IMG_2800This is called ‘Parallel Play’. It is when children are involved in the same play but not really involved with each other. It is a social development stage. Miss 4 is talking to her doll asking if she would like a pony ride. Miss 2 is looking at her doll and moving it. This is all so important that children go through these stages, it helps for them to ‘learn the rules of play’ (I will post about them another time).

IMG_2801Now this is ‘social play’!! Miss 4 is directing the play but each of them have their roles in the play and they are being part of the ‘play’.

This is the greatest thing to see as a parent, your children playing harmoniously together, sure it might only last 2 minutes, but the peace and quiet is easily worth the mess.


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