Often we hear "Play is the work of a child." Indeed, research shows that children are at their highest level of development when at play. Play is dynamic, active - an integral part of children's growth and development, allowing children to discover their full potential. The foundation for learning, play is critical for healthy physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development - providing enjoyment and emotional fulfillment. Children learn about the world around them through self-created experiences where they are free to express their creativity, individuality, and imagine new worlds.
Words On Play highlights the work of respected play authorities - our friends, mentors, and partners who continue to inspire us and who continue to shape our knowledge of the power of play. We know play has a multitude of critical benefits and is the right of every child, and that through play they reach their highest level of development. This book is a valuable resource for those who support play, wish to recruit others in the support of play and playgrounds, and as a research tool for grant writing.