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  • What is play? In Search of a Definition…
  • “Play is a child’s work.” Maria Montessori
  • “Play is what we enjoy while we do it.” – John Dewey
  • “Play may be defined as behavior that is intrinsically motivated, freely chosen, process oriented and pleasurable.” - J. E. Johnson and J. Ershler
  • “Play is pleasurable, enjoyable. Play has no extrinsic goals. Play is spontaneous and voluntary. Play involves some active engagement on the part of the players.” - C. Garvey
  • “A man is most human….when he plays.” – M.J. Ellis
  • “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.” - Fredrick Froebel
  • “Play is the principal business of childhood.” - Jerome Bruner
  • “Play is an experimental dialogue with the environment.” – Irenaus Eibl-Eibesfeldt
  • “It is a happy talent to know how to play” - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Peturson, R., &Richards, K. Play: A world of learning. Retrieved October 20, 2008 from www.gecdsb.on.ca/d&g/onlinepd/play/Play main.htm. Used with permission of the Greater Essex County District School Board.