Whether it’s my 1 year old running head first through the sheets on the washing line, or inevitably chasing the cat, again, or my five year old wanting lessons in using my new toy (we love the Apple pencil!), being at home with these guys reminds me time and again how important play is.
When you’re all grown up and responsible it can be easy to forget to make time to really play; actually put down the phone, concentrate on getting into the role of Iron Man, Hulk or Captain America (mum of boys, can you tell??). But as much as I love The Avengers I’m not just talking about playing with the kids, as a designer it’s great to have a new toy! Something to explore and learn, that can inspire you and solve some problems along the way. Something that you just don’t want to put down, and causes you not to notice how many hours you’ve spent on the recent editing job because you’ve just been playing the whole time.
" Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them. ”