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It is okay to play by lining up toys.

It is okay to play with things that people think are too young or too old for your age.

It is okay to play by running and spinning and flapping and jerking your body.

It is okay to play pretend games other people don’t like.

It is okay to play by pantomiming and talking to yourself.

It is okay to sit on the ground and play with rocks.

It is okay to play by arranging your toys in the same way over and over.

It is okay to play out the same scenario over and over.

It is okay to play by naming rocks and making a list of the names.

It is okay to play by talking to your toys and your invisible friends when people think you are too old for that.

It is okay to play alone.

It is okay to play games and sports you are bad at, and it is okay to be bad at them.

It is okay to invent your own version of a sport.

It is okay to play with water.

It is okay to spend recess or free time doing math or making lists or reading a book.

The way you play is okay. The way you play is wonderful. The way you play is not wrong.

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