I saw this photo on Facebook last week and I felt quite validated, because I often stand back silently observing the children dawdle and meander while we are outside. I sometimes feel as though I should do something to add value or extend their learning or to keep going. So, I appreciated the reminder that there is always value in their play even if we can't see it.
So, this morning when I was waiting for one of my littles, 18 mos old, to catch up and then he started "dawdling" again, I almost interrupted him to get going but I stopped and observed.
I then discovered he had actually found part of a milkweed seed and he was following it as it floated silently through the air!