Quotes on Children's Play - For the Love of Play
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
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
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Plato - Greek philosopher
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