Monday, September 24, 2012


"It is a happy talent to know how to play."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

"There is for many a poverty of play."
~D.W. Winnicott~
"The opposite of play is not work. It's depression."
~Brian Sutton-Smith~

"Culture arises and unfolds in and as play."
~Johan Huizinga~

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."

"In our play, we reveal what kind of people we are."

"Almost all creativity involves purposeful play."
~Abraham Maslow~

"The child amidst his baubles is learning the action of light, motion, gravity, muscular force..."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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

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Since this past Saturday marked the transition from summer to fall, I decided to post some photos of my sweet nephew, Taric, playing with marbles and buttons
--activities which can transition from indoors to outdoors.  Marbles and buttons are such simple little items, yet they're so colorful and irresistable! 

On a warm, sunny day, Taric, his grandmom, and I played a dice game, and we used a big tin of old buttons for the game pieces.  I'm sure there are all types of dice game variations, but as for us, we played something similar to Bingo.

"Play is training for the unexpected."
 ~Marc Bekoff~

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On a chillier day, Taric had a "ball" playing with a jarful of marbles which we bought at a local antique/consignment shop...

"Play is children's work."
~Author Anonymous~

"People tend to forget that play is serious."
~David Hockney~

"Deep meaning lies often in childish play."
~Johann Friedrich von Schiller~


"Creative play is like a spring that bubbles up from deep within a child."
~Joan Almon~

"Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father."
~Roger von Oech~

"Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play."

"Play energizes us and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities."
~Stuart Brown, MD~

"Play is the exultation of the possible."
~Martin Buber~

*Disclaimer: I don't agree with all of the quotations I included in this post, at least not in their entirety.  They're simply fodder for thought!
{Thinking is always a good idea!} ☺

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