|from Purposeful Play by Kristine Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler|
The job of children is play. They do not need to be taught to play...or to learn for that matter. They are born doing it and it is their natural way to gain knowledge about the world around them.
Play is not the opposite of work. It is (and should be) intwined with work, the work of true education and learning.