It has long been understood that play is not wasted time. Even going back to the 19th century, psychologists have studied how play can help develop a child’s cognitive and social skills. Whether it’s team play or alone, children are able to use their play time to develop their minds.
Learning through play has been determined to be one of the best ways for children to learn. They hone their social skills, learn how to settle conflicts with others, they learn how to negotiate during play, and take their experiences and apply it to other areas of their life.