In a small community, this story isn’t the easiest to hear, or to write. Unfortunately, it is the best example of what we’ve been experiencing and witnessing over the years.
While my family was preparing dinner last night, my daughter returned from walking her dog. She saw a white truck driving in to do firewood between 5:30 and 6:30. We weren’t impressed, but hoped it would be a windfall- a log naturally fallen and lying on the ground.
The True Deceiver (1982; Swedish: Den ärliga bedragaren, lit. “The Honest Deceiver”) is a novel by Swedish-Finnish author Tove Jansson. It was translated into English by Thomas Teal and won the Best Translated Book Award in 2011.
On today’s Folk University Talk Show, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Hayley Newell shares with us a deeper scientific and practical understanding of play. By definition play serves no practical purpose. Yet, it is anything but valueless. It lays the foundation of a child’s cognitive development, contributes to their physical health, services an opportunity to work through traumatic experiences and develop emotional resources, and helps kids practice healthy social interactions. The brain doesn’t know the different between real and imagined experiences so play can set the foundation for a great deal of future development.