Think back for a moment to your own childhood. Bring to mind your most prominent play memory. For me, that memory is a day that my brother and sister and I spent the entire day playing wagon train. We used the porch swing on our porch as our wagon and we literally spent the entire day outside playing out various scenarios. Now think about that. We spent the entire day outside, how many children are able to do that today? We used our imaginations, turning the porch swing into our wagon. And did I mention, we played this all day long? We had time. Lots of open-ended time.
Today, spend a little time thinking about your play experiences as a child. Now write it down. Consider it. Ponder it. What do you discover?