A child’s greatest achievements are possible in play, achievements that tomorrow will become her basic level of real action.— Lev S. Vygotsky
Delicious Children Playing quotations
Play is the work of the child.
It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.
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.
The mind grows by self revelation. In play the child ascertains what he can do, discovers his possibilities of will and thought by exerting his power spontaneously. In work he follows a task prescribed for him by another, and doesn't reveal his own proclivities and inclinations; but another's. In play he reveals his own original power.
The playing adult steps sideward into another reality;
the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.
Turning on the television set can turn off the process that transforms children into people... It is primarily through observing, playing, and working with others older and younger than himself that a child discovers both what he can do and who he can become — that he develops both his ability and his identity.
In play, the child is always behaving beyond his age, above his usual everyday behaviour; in play he is, as it were, a head above himself. Play contains in a concentrated form, as in the focus of a magnifying glass, all developmental tendencies; it is as if the child tries to jump above his usual level.
I'm not a prophet of doom, I'm a prophet of love.
But love will bid a warning doom to the children who play on the freeway. We need to wake up.
Put a small child in a playpen with an apple and a bunny.
If s/he eats the apple and plays with the bunny, s/he's normal;but if s/he eats the bunny and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car. Somewhere along the line we must have been TAUGHT to do the wrong thing.
I wish children could grow according to their natural pace: sleep when sleepy, wake up when rested, eat when hungry, cry when upset, play and explore without being unnecessarily interrupted; in other words, be allowed to grow and blossom as each was meant to.
Enter into children's play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet.
There is little that gives children greater pleasure than when a grown-up lets himself down to their level, renounces his oppressive superiority and plays with them as an equal.
We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children.
Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun;
not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.
I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense...
My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children.
Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat, to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played.
The creative writer does the same as the child at play;
he creates a world of fantasy which he takes very seriously.
Many teachers think of children as immature adults.
It might lead to better and more 'respectful' teaching, if we thought of adults as atrophied children.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me
It may sound funny, but I love the South.
I don't choose to live anywhere else. There's land here, where a man can raise cattle, and I'm going to do it some day. There are lakes where a man can sink a hook and fight the bass. There is room here for my children to play and grow, and become good citizens-if the white man will let them.
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.
Those who approach life like a child playing a game, moving and pushing pieces, possess the power of kings.
No player in the NBA was born wanting to play basketball.
The desire to play ball or to read must be planted. The last 25 years of research show that reading aloud to a child is the oldest, cheapest and must successful method of instilling that desire. Shooting baskets with a child creates a basketball player; reading to a child creates a reader.
One day humanity will play with law just as children play with disused objects, not in order to restore them to their canonical use but to free them from it for good.
Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness.
It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.
If I cannot give my children a perfect mother I can at least give them more of the one they've got--and make that one more loving. I will be available. I will take time to listen, time to play, time to be home when they arrive from school, time to counsel and encouerage.
These data suggest very strongly that participating in the playing of violent video games by children and youth increase aggressive thought and behavior; increase antisocial behavior and delinquency; engender poor school performance; desensitize the game player to violence.
Indeed, the great Leonardo (da Vinci) remained like a child for the whole of his life in more than one way. It is said that all great men are bound to retain some infantile part. Even as an adult he continued to play, and this was another reason why he often appeared uncanny and incomprehensible to his contemporaries.
The world over - 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD 'Why me?'. And today in pain I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?'
The schools play an important role when it comes down to protecting children against violence.Violence is one of the principal reasons why children don't go to school. It's also one of the causes of the alarming school dropout rates.
If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.
We are all equal children before our mother;
and India asks each one of us, in whatsoever role we play in the complex drama of nation-building, to do our duty with integrity, commitment and unflinching loyalty to the values enshrined in our Constitution.
Look at children... If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.
A name, for me, is a short way of working out what class that child comes from.
Do I want my child to play with them?