Quotes on Children's Play - For the Love of Play

12:03 PM

Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.

Fred Rogers -American television personality

In our play we reveal what kind of people we are.
Ovid -Roman poet
43 BC–17 or 18 AD
The true object of all human life is play.
G. K. Chesterton - British author

Play is our brain's favorite way of learning.
Diane Ackerman - Contemporary American author
Culture arises and unfolds in and as play.
Johan Huizinga -Dutch historian
Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.
Abraham Maslow -American psychologist
Whoever wants to understand much must play much.
Gottfried Benn -German physician
Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.
Kay Redfield Jamison - Contemporary American professor of psychiatry
 Deep meaning lies often in childish play.
Johann Friedrich von Schiller -German poet
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
Heraclitus -Greek philosopher
535–475 BC
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Plato - Greek philosopher
427–347 BC
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.
Carl Jung - Swiss psychoanalyst
Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.
Henri Matisse - French painter
If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.
Jean Piaget - Swiss philosopher
A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who does not play has lost forever the child who lived in him.
Pablo Neruda - Chilean poet
We all need empty hours in our lives or we will have no time to create or dream.
Robert Coles - Contemporary American child psychologist
The child amidst his baubles is learning the action of light, motion, gravity, muscular force…
Ralph Waldo Emerson - American writer
Pausing to listen to an airplane in the sky, stooping to watch a ladybug on a plant, sitting on a rock to watch the waves crash over the quayside—children have their own agendas and timescales. As they find out more about their world and their place in it; they work hard not to let adults hurry them. We need to hear their voices.
Cathy Nutbrown - Contemporary British educational theorist

h/t http://www.thestrong.org/about-play/play-quotes


Christine said...

I am a kid at heart and love to play...especially ping-pong!!

Rebekah Es said...

Excellent compilation, thanks!

Christine said...

Best "play" link so far! Thanks for "play"ing along!

Jamie Jo said...

Love this one the best!! You are so creative! Glad you played along too!

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