"Play is often overlooked as the key that helps unlock the door to learning.” 

Mary Reilly 1974

Play is:

  • A complex set of behaviors characterized by fun and spontaneity
  • Play can be sensory, neuromuscular, cognitive & any combination of the three
  • Play involves repetition of experience, exploration, experimentation, and imitation of one’s surroundings

Linda L. Florey 1981

Play is the universal language of childhood. It is through play that children understand each other and make sense of the world around them.

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What is Play?

Description: Patty Obrzut, Assistant Director of Penrickton Center for Blind Children defines the essential role of play in Active Learning.

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