Favorite Play Therapy Quotes

September 21, 2012

Favorite Play Therapy Quotes

Philosophers, educators, physicians, psychiatrists and psychologists have been stressing the importance of play for many, many years.  It is a common belief that childhood play is a critical and necessary component of positive childhood growth and development.  After reading so many inspiring quotes about child play therapy, I thought I would share with you my favorites.  Please share any of your favorite quotes about children and play: “Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” - Kay Redfield Jamison (professor of psychiatry) “Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.” -  Roger von Oech (President, Creative Think) “The activities that are the easiest, cheapest, and most fun to do – such as singing, playing games, reading, storytelling, and just talking and listening – are also the best for child development.” - Jerome Singer (professor, Yale University) “Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.” - Friedrich Froebel (founder of the concept of kindergarten) “Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.” - Abraham Maslow (psychologist) “Men should learn to live with the same seriousness with which children play.” - Nietzsche (philosopher, writer) “Play is the highest form of research.” - Albert Einstein (scientist) “Whoever wants to understand much must play much.” - Gottfried Benn (German physician 1886–1956) “Deep meaning lies often in childish play.” - Johann Friedrich von Schille (German poet 1759–1805) “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” -  Plato (Greek philosopher 427–347 BC) “It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.” -Leo Buscaglia (author, educator)

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