08 June 2016

Simple fun in the village of Fafaral; flying a toy helicopter with the kids

Some days are simply meant for playing. 
~ Mary Anne Radmacher, Lean Forward into Your Life

When I visited Nathan's family, I took two wind-up toy helicopters along. Wow... what fun! Everyone got involved, including 20-30 neighbor children that strolled over. Above two photos are Deb and her oldest brother, Laban, trying out the helicopters. The boy in the photo after me is also one of Deb's brothers.

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. 
~ George Bernard Shaw, Irish Playwright (1856-1950)

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 "Mr." Rogers, educator, pastor, television personality (1928-2003)

Even Nathan gave it a try :)

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. 
~ Plato, Classical Greek philosopher (429-347 B.C.)

Alice enjoyed watching all the fun

Neighbor kids

Toys are children's words and play is their language.
~ Garry L. Landreth, Play Therapy: The Art of Relationship

Nathan bought two trees for me to plant on his compound.
Here I am using a 'jembe' (hoe).

Besides playing with the kids, we also enjoyed good conversation over a nice lunch of chicken, rice, and tea. What a great day it was!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wish our fun was back to the simple pleasures of life as the children were enjoying with the helicopters. Marge