Note the inverted commas around 'philosophy'.
I am no expert. Nor do I play one on the internet ;)
I am a BIG believer in letting kids alone to explore. If they are happily involved, I leave them well alone.
If they are bored, I often do too.
Kind of like neglect, but this is a 'philosophy' LOL
I love love love the things they come up with when left to their own devices!
Like today, Sam asked Charlotte about wizards....
And quick as a flash, she had whipped up a great wizard hat, and one for herself, and they were playing an awesome game involving wizards, some sort of machine gun, and the dog cage.
Yeah...I'm not real sure what was happening....