The value of play

Our toy store owners can be a ton of fun, but they take the concept of ‘play’ very seriously. That is because play is so directly related  to learning and skills development.

The value of play should never be underestimated. In the words of others, here are some of the reasons why.

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

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

“Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” Plato

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

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

 “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

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

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”  Mr.Rogers

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