Whoever says that children don’t learn through play is a liar. A big fat liar. Today, my son caught three fish by making a “minnow trap” in the pond by our house. Apparently, he and his friend used some discarded junk they found and rigged up a trap to catch minnows. Today, when they went to check on it, they’d caught three! They hauled their catch to the yard so that all the other children could see the “fishies.” My son and his friend got to be neighborhood heroes to the younger children, and now they’re discussing ways to improve their new invention. So… play is learning. It’s imagining, inventing and experimenting. And here’s a secret: it’s for adults too!