“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in the child’s soul” Friedrich Frobel PLAY is the work of children; it is serious, full of intent and deeply meaningful. As a child explores his/her world, PLAY is his/her vehicle for learning and understanding… Continue reading QUALITY FIVE – PASSION & PLAYFULNESS


“ Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Albert Einstein I believe that these qualities, which are inherent in childhood, are probably the most powerful and most neglected in… Continue reading QUALITY FOUR – IMAGINATION & CREATIVITY


“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” Walt Streightiff I have put these two qualities together because they dance together, working like a beautiful symphony. WONDER is without thought; it encompasses a feeling of awe and of ‘WOW’ and rises up after you interact and… Continue reading QUALITY THREE – WONDER & CURIOSITY


“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.” Brene Brown These two qualities are intertwined, wrapped up in each other like a tapestry.  They are deeply personal for me. Out of… Continue reading QUALITY TWO – OPENNESS & VULNERABILITY