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Never too old to play!

Posted by: Rhonda February 11, 2014

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”  George Bernard Shaw

There was no doubt that the trikes were among the most valued equipment in our urban daycare. During the seemingly endless winter days the wheels were kept constantly turning as each class—from the twos to the Kindergarten—took turns to release their suppressed energy in our large indoor play space. 

Not only kids were attracted to the shiny red trikes however; one morning the senior maintenance man hesitated long enough at the door for one little boy to notice him, “Hey! Mr. Jim!  Wanna ride on my motorbike?” Once around the room was not enough. Balancing on the back rail, bent over to help guide the handle bars, Mr. Jim was given a turn on each child’s trike. 

Glowing, Jim turned as he left, “I’ll be back!” Another reason to choose a trike with a tough frame. Even adults need a chance to play!