Dear Earth, I love you! I think you need to hear it more often. Youre constantly taken for granted, treated badly, and ignored. You give us everything we need, whether or not we return your love. You dont place expectations on us. You hold us up. You keep us warm. You feed us. You give us life and water. Without you we wouldnt exist.
Jill Vialet, Founder and CEO of Playworks, has been a recognized leader in the physical activity and play for the past 15 years. She recently addressed TEDxABQ on the moral imperative of building schools where all parents would send their children. Vialet is a proud mother of five. Play supports childrens social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Research on play concludes that play isnt just fun; children literally cant do without it.