26 March 2018 - 2:50pm


‘In the life of a child play is perhaps something of little importance which he undertakes for the lack of something better to do. A child feels that he has something of greater moment to do than to be engaged in such trivial occupations. He regards play as we would regard a game of chess or bridge...When we have some important business to do, bridge is forgotten. And since a child always has some important thing at hand, he is not particularly interested in playing.’  

Dr Maria Montessori (1966). The Secret of Childhood, p.122.