Play skills and communication skills develop hand in hand. Play is one of the most influential and important ways a child learns about the world.
By playing with both adults and children, children develop;
Interaction and social skills
Problem solving skills
Imagination and creativity
Concepts and properties
Lots and lots of words!
Children learn words by doing something and hearing the word at the same time, for example while scribbling, a parent might say
“you’re drawing a picture!” The child makes the connection between what they are doing and what they are hearing.