Children of all ages play alone or with other children or adults. They like to engage in role play and often mimic grown-ups. Their toys can be expensive or they can improvise and make simple ones. Children are often in a world of their own, a fantasy world. When playing, children learn social skills and problem solving. Playing helps a child grow from having an egocentric view of the world to becoming a social human being. In play, kids develop their creativity and they learn patience.
© Lars-Olof Nilsson
Small children develop their senses quickly. When experimenting with his toy, this little boy grows his abilities to see and touch, to coordinate eyes and hands, to concentrate on a task, to judge distance, etc.