Play is the best natural resource in a creative economy. Kids need more of it. It is the work of childhood. We hope to intrinsically change the opinion that play is not just a luxury but an absolute necessity for kids lives. </br>(Darell Hammond)For me, disability is a way of getting some extremity, some kind of very difficult situation, that throws an interesting light on people. </br>(Mark Haddon)I hope my organization will not be around in 10 years, because at a national, state, and community level, we will have evolved into a society that cares about children and the need for play. </br>(Darell Hammond)Our society spends a lot of money on prison bars. For the sake of our kids, lets invest in monkey bars. </br>(Darell Hammond)Our countrys growing obsession with organized sports isnt just hurting our children, but also our communities. As play is siphoned off to gyms and fields, fewer kids are playing in our streets, parks, and playgrounds. </br>(Darell Hammond)Kids who dont play are not just at greater risk of falling behind academically, but also of becoming overweight or obese, failing to integrate socially, and even engaging in criminal activity. </br>(Darell Hammond)Sendaks 1963 classic Where The Wild Things Are has long been a favorite of mine because of the creative imagery, fantastic adventures and, most of all, because of how this timeless story shows us that children need to be free to roam, explore and invent in order to understand their place in the world that surrounds them. </br>(Darell Hammond)Ive had tons of bullies who would call me retarded, even on my Facebook page. Its sad and it really hurts. I want to tell people not to use the word. Dont say your friends retarded when they do something foolish. If you have a disability, keep working hard. Whatever it takes, do it, and dont be mean to people. </br>(Lauren Potter)

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