Play is the work of the child.
~ Maria Montessori, educator
Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning. ~ Fred Rogers, TV personality
Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.
~Diane Ackerman, author
It is a happy talent to know how to play. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer
If you search for “importance of play” on Google, you come up with 451,000,000 results. That is quite the number of pages to sift through and read. To make it easier, I’ve linked to a few of the videos, websites, and interesting graphics highlighting the importance of play from the adult/research perspective as well as the child’s perspective. Just click the links above.