After over a decade in education, I’ve learned a few things about seasons. Fall is full of excitement, winter brings the holiday bustle, and by March many of us are ready for a long spring nap – a time to recoup, reboot, and rest.
Parallel this to children and the similarities exist, but most kids do not longingly pine to nap through spring break. Children beg to play, to experiment, and to dig in the dirt. They cartwheel through the meadow. They run barefoot through the grass. They finger paint.