The importance of play cannot be underestimated. Natural and spontaneous play with parents and friends is crucial for a child's development. Through play, your child will enhance his or her social interactions and start to develop recognition of their individual strengths. Play provides endless scope for a child to make sense of their world, to consolidate new learning and to try out different perspectives. In their imaginary worlds, children get to make the decisions that count, and explore the consequences of different actions.