Work hard, play hard they say. But, I’ve never been one to rough it out in a game of football. Instead, give me a pen and paper and I’ll show you my play with words. Carefully chosen and purposely placed. A combination of letters and sounds to create a permanent thought. There. In black and white. And helping children acquire the skills to create their own unique mixes of language is all the more gratifying. Even the small things. Comma there, extra “the” here, oh and don’t forget that penmanship. All these little things building up to articulate that one thought. That one thought that could one day alter an entire future.