Play And Its Role In The Mental Development Of The Child | Quote 01498
It seems that every advance from one age period to another is connected with an abrupt change in motives and incentives to act. What is of the greatest interest to the infant has almost ceased to interest the toddler. This maturing of new needs and new motives for action is, of course, the dominant factor, especially as it is impossible to ignore the fact that a child satisfies certain needs and incentives in play; and without understanding the special nature of these incentives, we cannot imagine the uniqueness of that type of activity we call play.
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