Definitions: (1) fond of fun; frisky; indulging in sportive fancy; frolicsome; (2) humorous; joking; (3) possessing a positive attitude which spills over into active cheerfulness; merry

Synonyms: gamboling, gay, jocund, lively, prankish, romping, sprightly, vivacious

Balancing Quality: Fair

Consequential Qualities: order, sharing
     Note: When a child, or anyone, plays they learn it is fun to be friendly with other individuals.

Proverb: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

• Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul. — Friedrich Frobel (1782–1852) German pedagogue, Founder of the first kindergarten {1837}
• The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. — Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist
• In a sense, all science, all human thought, is a form of play. Abstract thought [is the way we are able] to continue to carry out activities which have no immediate goal (just as other animals play while young) in order to prepare… for long-term strategies and plans. — Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974) Polish-British mathematician

Symbols: 1) swings; 2) the seal; 3) viola flowers