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KrazyTA on the Importance of Play

on October 11, 2016

Play is so important, and in our public and charter schools, we are losing/have lost the idea of its importance for children. Psychologically, developmentally, socially, even educationally, play is important.
Heck, play is also important for adults, but far too many adults don’t play any more. Americans receive little vacation time compared to most other Western countries, they work longer hours, and even when they are supposed to be “off work,” too many of them are working on their emails, or on their laptops or tablets, on work-related matters.

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Our reader who calls himself KrazyTA posted this comment:

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TEN QUOTES ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY

“Play is the work of the child.” – Maria Montessori

“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” – Mr. Rogers

“The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.” – Erik H. Erikson

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” – O. Fred Donaldson

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.” – Carl Jung

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Do not keep children to their…

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