We Don't Define

“We don't define play. But we do have a phrase that we use to help us identify what is play. And that phrase is that: Play is a set of behaviors that is freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated. And we use that as a touchstone for testing out whether we've provided a rich play environment for children.” ~Penny Wilson, Alliance for Childhood

What might that definition of play — “behaviors...freely chosen, personally directed, and intrinsically motivated” — mean for our artistic experiences? For our teaching? For learning through the arts, stories, and games?