imaginationCultivate it.
Love it.
Give it opportunities to grow.

Today I watched my daughter prance around the backyard acting like a deer.  When she spied me, she ran behind some bushes to hide from the human.  Later she came out and ran around the yard stopping every little bit to “eat” some grass (as pictured).  She later sat down and had a rest while occasionally pawing at the ground with her “hooves”.   I went back inside and she came to the door about 15 minutes later to show me a great stick that the deer had carried around.  Suspicious, I asked her if she had actually carried the stick around in her mouth.  Of course she had!

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited.  Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein
“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
“Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.”  – C.G. Jung
“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.” – Plato

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