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I saw the Carolina Chocolate Drops tonight. They were amazing - old timey blue grass music played by young charismatic musicians. It was an educational show with the majority of the audience being high school students and a few kids of other ages. As I watched them perform, laugh, talk, and have a good time on stage I realized that what I was seeing was "structured play".

A child of free-thinkin' hippy-parents, this is a new concept to me. I know all about play and I know all about structure but to be free and comfortable enough in structure to have good ol' spontaneous play?!?

This is a concept I'll have contemplate on - juggle around a bit - and maybe play with it just a little.

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