In an effort to support the importance/necessity of play for young children, I've decided to use some of my favorite quotes on play and some of our playful moments in a post each Monday. Please feel free to list a link to your blog in the comments if you have some Just Play photos or a favorite quote of your own.
"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning."
Fred Rogers from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
"Play is a major avenue for learning to manage anxiety. It gives the child a safe space where she can experiment at will, suspending the rules and constraints of physical and social reality. In play, the child becomes master rather than subject. Play allows the child to transcend passivity and to become the active doer of what happens around her."
Alicia F Lieberman The Emotional Life of the Toddler
"In play a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behavior. In play it is as though he were a head taller than himself."