Word of the Week: Play

Each week I join in with Jocelyn who blogs at The Reading Residence and her Word of the Week linky. It's a fun way of looking back on the week that has gone by and see if a word springs to mind. This week it seems very apt to use the word 'play' as you will see as you read on. 

Word of the Week: Play

'They've got a lot to learn haven't they' said an elderly lady to me recently. We were observing the children playing alongside each other each absorbed in their own little world of how the toys worked. From opening and closing to stacking and maneuvering things there's a lot to find out.  It seems in this early stage that children are like sponges continuously soaking up everything in their environment. It certainly is rather amazing and they sure are mini miracles at play.

Play doesn't stop at the toddler group though. We had an impromptu stop at a play park in Newbury last weekend we had attempted to go on a geocache hunt but rain put stop to play where we were so we headed east and the girls enjoyed playing on the swings and things instead.

I've also been facilitating play with the girls at home and in doing so preparing for Karen's alphabet challenge. I will be attempting to do one post a week on each letter of the alphabet.

So play has been very much the word that has been in the foreground of our week.

What word sums up your week?

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  1. It sounds like you have all had a really fun week. I love doing lots of activities at home with the kids, play and learning certainly isn't confined to the classroom. Have a lovely weekend x

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  2. Well the word that sums up my week is "frustration" not with my family but with service providers. It seems as if the service that I received all over this week was just horrible. Hoping that it will be a better week next week and that my word choice will be somewhat uplifting and positive. Lovely post by the way.#Blogcrush

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  3. Play is so important to learning and exploring the world around you. I do believe we still do it as adults, hence video games etc X #wotw

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  4. Yay for Play, it sounds like you've all had so much fun this week.
    #wotw

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  5. Ahh! Play is so important to children and so much fun. The alphabet challenge sounds interesting x

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  6. Play is a lovely word for the week and it is certainly a wonderful way for children to learn a lot about the world around them. They do indeed have a lot to learn but making it fun helps make it easier! #WotW

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  7. They learn so much through play. I think you are right about absorbing it all like a sponge. I love when something holds their attention for that little bit longer, as they figure it out. Enjoy. #wotw

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  8. Definitely a week of play for you guys. I love watching my kids play, seeing the worlds that they can create and the learns that they take from it. If only adults played more, so much fun! x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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  9. Play is just one of the many joys of childhood (& parenthood) #WotW

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  10. Busy sums up our week! Hubs has been off and started numerous jobs on the house. Actually, I might change it to hectic! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

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  11. Play is so important for children. They're having fun and don't even realise they are learning as they go sometimes. I sit fascinated watching my daughter play. Her imagination is amazing. #thesatsesh

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  12. I love how you describe learning through play. I often don't stop to watch my children (too busy running around trying to get things done while they are absorbed in something). I also love geocaching 😊 I hope you manage a successful hunt some time soon. #Thesatsesh

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  13. Play is definitely more than just play! And its so nice to have a go at playing inside & outside. That alphabet challenge sounds like a lovely way to play some more =) #wotw

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  14. Ooooh play is a good word to be central to your work - I'm a bit jealous! My word of the week has been (so predictable) tiredness.... I am sooooo tired. I need halfterm! Thanks for linking up. #thesatsesh xx

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