I left a comment on Virginia Yonkers' post, Why Can't Learning Be Fun. She'd allowed me to reflect on what learning was all about.
Anyone who has watched a young child explore her surroundings will also know the wonder and enjoyment that fills the mind of the young learner.
When watching for the first time bubbles, balloons, buzzy bees or butterflies, no normal child sits sullenly.
Having fun is a natural companion to learning.