I love this video...
We have a wonderful nursery school at Cambridge Drive Community Church called the Goleta Valley Nursery School where the core of the philosophy is that children learn through play. Every aspect of the curriculum is based on that premise and it is a wonderful, child centered place to be.
I believe they are absolutely on target. But... but... play as a way of being in the world, of finding joy, of experiencing the gifts of God is something we should never abandon. I think that is, in part, what Jesus was talking about when he said that in order to fully enter the kingdom of God we must become like children (Mark 10:15)- experiencing joy and wonder in each moment.
Watch the video again... wouldn't it be wonderful to approach life with the same joy and playfulness as the child (and the otter for that matter)?