Quotes about play.
The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
Play is the child’s most useful tool for preparing himself for the future and its tasks.
Play is the highest form of research.
Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning…
The child amidst his baubles is learning the action of light, motion, gravity, muscular force…
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A child loves his play, not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.
Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.
Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.
(Apologies for all the his/him, but clearly these individuals hail from a different era.)