Mom, don’t be upset, while I spend my day in play;
I am learning how to learn through that play.
The block tower that I created today;
May help me become an architect one day.
The choice of the toy that I made today;
Will help me make effective choices someday.
The bedtime stories you read to me,
It helps me build my creativity.
The way we share laughter and fun;
Will make me a happy man in the long run.
Oh, these little things. Can I have some more?
As this is the time when I can explore.
I am learning from everything around me;
May it be the fragrance of a flower or the trunk of a tree.
Take me to a grocery shop and, let me choose that honey;
It will help me build my knowledge about money.
Talk to me as much as you can, about a song or a dance;
Maybe I cannot reply, but my language skills would enhance.
Mom, please understand playing is not only fun;
It is a way that I learn to learn.
By Yoshita Gupta