Playing is Learning
For children playing is learning. Pretend play, acting roles, themes, performing arts they involve in a Learning activity. Children involved in body & mind coordination have polished writing, reading, socialising skills. They have better understanding of the world. Like John Holt said "Children use their fantasy to get into the real world & not to get out of it." By fantasy it means pretending that his toy is rescuing a lego person. My boys pretend to play with Train heroes. They create a problem and their Train heroes solve them. Children are very good Preoblem solvers. Hisham (my youngest son) was trying pass his train through the bridge. His train was crashing all the times. My oldest son, Zayd helped him. Children help themselves. And this is how they build relationships.