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Play is not a luxury

“It takes a village to raise a child.” – African proverb

“Children are the keys of paradise.” – Eric Hoffer

“One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai 

“If you make children happy now, you make them happy twenty years hence by the memory of it.”

“The extra hours you put in today will keep a smile on the faces of your children a few years from now.”

“The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.” – Pablo Casals

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all of these.” – George Washington Carver

“Where parents do too much for their children… the children will not do much for themselves.” – Elbert Hubbard 

“What a child doesn’t receive, he can seldom later give.” – P.D. James

“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.” – H. Jackson Browne Jr

“Children need love especially when they don’t deserve it.” – Harold Hulbert

“Kindness to children. Love for children. Goodness to children… These are the only investments that never fail.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Play is the royal road to childhood happiness and adult brilliance.” – Joseph Chilton Pearce

“Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director and the actor in his own play.” – Magda Gerber

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” – Kay Redfield Jamison

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.” – Heraclitus

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” – Diane Ackerman

“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.” – George Santayana 

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep continuing needs, is good for him.” – Maya Angelou

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