“Play is a very important — indeed, vital — attribute in the development of growth and fulfilment. Children play naturally, and so do animals. For that matter, insects, birds, fish, and all kinds of life PLAY.
“Even ants and honeybees PLAY. Their sociability is not just a matter of constant work within a hive or an ant mound. This playful activity is, in fact, the basis for their organized behaviour, and they ‘play’ at adult behaviour before they assume their own duties.”
Seth (Jane Roberts) The Way Toward Health, Chapter 5, April 10, 1984
(originally underlined words in caps)