Play – A Serious Business.

Children play hard, testing their limits and finding new ones. They practice strength and balance, both physical and mental. They practice critical thinking. They try to figure out where they fit into society by role play. They can only fully realize their full potential by being allowed to freely explore, and in play, practice what they learn and try out different scenarios.

– Miss Maria

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“People tend to forget that play is serious.”
– David Hockney, contemporary British painter.

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“A child loves his play not because it’s easy but because it’s hard.”
– Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician.

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“Play fosters belonging and encourages cooperation.”
– Stuart Brown, M.D., American pediatrician.

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“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.

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“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”
– Fred Rogers, American television personality.

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“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.”
– Diane Ackerman, contemporary American author.

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“Children have always learned and created places for themselves through play.”
– Donna R. Barnes, contemporary American psychologist.

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“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.”
– O. Fred Donaldson, contemporary American martial arts master.

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“We all need empty hours in our lives or we will have no time to create or dream.”
– Robert Coles, contemporary American child psychologist.

Have a great weekend!

– Miss Maria

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