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Favorite Play Related Quotes

February 13, 2019

As I mentioned in my introduction, I LOVE quotes!  And, since I’m a play therapist, I’m especially fond of play therapy quotes.  Play is so important for brain development and I am often awed by the power of play.  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy some of my personal favorite play therapy quotes!


Children need someone to reassure them that play – their own, unique, imaginative play – is something to be valued. – Fred Rogers


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


When you’re free, you can play – and when you’re playing, you become free. – Heidi Kaduson


Enter into a child’s play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet. – Virginia Axline


Play is a child’s work and this is not a trivial pursuit. – Alfred Adler


Children need the freedom and time to play.  Play is not a luxury.  Play is a necessity. – Kay Redfield Jamison


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 Froebe


Almost all creativity involves purposeful play. – Abraham Maslow


Men should learn to live with the same seriousness with which children play. – Nietzsche


Play is the highest form of research. – Albert Einstein


Whoever wants to understand much must play much. – Gottfried Benn


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

Birds fly, fish swim, and children play. – Garry Landreth


Toys are children’s words and play is their language. – Garry Landreth


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


Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.  But for children, play is serious learning. – Fred Rogers


These are just some of my favorite play therapy quotes.  I have favorite quotes for every occasion and will share them periodically with all of you.  I hope you’ve enjoyed some of my favorite quotes!

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