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Sand Between the Toes: Keeping Creativity Alive in Children

“We had sand in the eyes and the ears and the nose, And sand in the hair, and sand-between-the-toes.” — A.A. Milne

Sand. Doesn’t sound creative to me. It works its way into carpets, beds, corners. What’s so great about sand-between-the-toes? It itches. Causes blisters when you put on shoes. Christopher Robin doesn’t live in my house, and I don’t have a nanny or a maid to pick up after him. But if I think hard enough, I do remember when I was very young how I loved to dig my toes into warm sand and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.

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