At Nüdel we are all about play as play is essential for a child's development!
In our reading, work & research we often come across inspirational quotes from leading educators, researchers and thinkers about play, learning, STEM, tinkering, maker spaces, and creativity. So we thought to share our top 20 that also inspire you to see how great play is!
"Play builds brain pathways for thinking, creativity, flexibility, empathy, and many other lifelong skills"
- Heather Shumaker
"Play is the highest form of research" - Albert Einstein
"Creativity is now as important in education as literacy" - Sir Ken Robinson
"A blank canvas is a playground for the imagination" - Marty Rubin
"Play is our brain's favourite way of learning" - Diane Ackerman
"To understand is to invent" - Jean Piaget
"Play is not a break from learning. It is endless, delightful, deep, engaging, practical learning" - Vince Gowmon
"Nothing lights up a child's brain like play" - Dr Stuart Brown
"Teaching kids to count is fine - but teaching them what counts is best" - Bob Talbert
"It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them" - Leo F. Buscaglia
"Almost all creativity involves purposeful play" - Abraham Maslow
"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery" - Nicolas Manetta
"Those who do not think outside the box are easily contained" - Nicolas Manetta
"People tend to forget that play is serious" - David Hockney
"Children learn as the play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn" - O. Fred Donaldson
"Play is the royal road to childhood happiness and adult brilliance" - Joseph Chilton Pearce
"Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity"
- Kay Redfield Jamison
"Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humour"
- Dr Stuart Brown
"Undirected play allows children to learn how to work in groups, share, negotiate, resolve conflicts, and learn self-advocacy skills" - Winnie Wathu
"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think" - Albert Einstein
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