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25 Quotes about the Importance of PLAY
The Importance of Play in Early Childhood. Quotes about play Play is our brain's favorite way of learning. Play acts as a forward feed mechanism into courageous, creative, rigorous thinking in adulthood. Buscaglia Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn. Fred Donaldson The child amidst his baubles is learning the action of light, motion, gravity, muscular force… --Ralph Waldo Emerson People tend to forget that play is serious. Play is not a luxury.
There are two fundamental reasons why outdoor play is critical for young children in our early childhood programs and schools. First, many of the developmental tasks that children must achieve—exploring, risk-taking, fine and gross motor development and the absorption of vast amounts of basic knowledge—can be most effectively learned through outdoor play. Second, our culture is taking outdoor play away from young children through excessive TV and computer use, unsafe neighborhoods, busy and tired parents, educational accountability, elimination of school recess, and academic standards that push more and more developmentally inappropriate academics into our early childhood programs, thus taking time away from play. The following sections based on Wardle, describe the main reasons why outdoor play is critical for the healthy development of young children. Children need to develop large motor and small motor skills and cardiovascular endurance. Gallahue provides a comprehensive discussion of the motor development and movement skill acquisition of young children, which must be encouraged in outdoor playgrounds.
“Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.”
Albert Einstein said, "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. In a post that I wrote recently, I made a point to clarify that play does not exclude learning. Play is the essence of learning and we have the research to back it up. This is a list of my favorites, we need to get this concept back into circulation with the mainstream that play is the highest form of learning! View all posts by: Jayne Clare.