To me this quote it 100% true. Play is so important in a child's life because it sets them up for the rest of their lives. Its a growing foundation on who they become, how they learn, and so much more. Its so important to look back on ones childhood and think "Those were some of the best years ever."
Teaching Your Children Through Play: Let’s not forget that young children learn through play. Research has proven that the connection between children’s play and their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development is essential.