It’s taken me a few days to settle in my mind what I wanted to say about how important a child’s happiness is.
It came to me what to say when I was watching a little girl trying out her arms and legs, seeing which way they worked best. The different ways of walking.
Watching her watching a bird and assessing how it flies. Using her pushchair as a climbing frame, continuously chatting to herself, to her imagination. That is how it should be, a natural free way of learning how the world works. What her personality might be like.
So I put a question to the world. Why aren’t we doing everything in our power to make sure that every child has the chance to test all these things? The chance to be a child?
Children In Need are doing just that. Simple really. Click the link below.