Dirt is good for you. That's the news of the day.But you know what is really good for you? Memories. The dirt is fleeting, but it holds forever in the memories of the best days ever. Standing around with some of the parents, we shared stories of our own camping adventures from when we were young.
We observe the play, first and foremost, just for the joy of it. We observe to rediscover the wonder of play. Then we also observe to follow the relationships. We look for the connections between people, between bits of information, and between the children and the natural world. And because of this, we know the children.