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The importance of grass stains

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A great perspective on the importance of childhood play. Take a look!


Grass stains are the mark of play, they’re a sign that development is well on its way. Kids used to strut around with grass-stained blue jeans. A grass stain was a badge of honor; something cherished by yesterday’s youth. When your mom, armed with her Tide, couldn’t remove those stubborn stains – everybody knew you were a “player.”

And because players spent their childhood running, jumping, sliding, tumbling, falling down and getting up they developed the 3 C’s – coordination, competance, and confidence. Players came out of childhood and entered youth sports with an advantage; they had develop more ability for athletics.

Players developed the three C’s playing around in the backyards – a learning environment of the highest kind; unstructered play at it’s best, no instruction, no expections, merely playing for the fun of it. Today, however, backyards are absent of frolicking kids. Most of the time they look…

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I am a special education teacher who also holds a MA in Sport Psychology.

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