Play is an important aspect of a child’s development. As parents, we often hear the phrase “learning through play”. What does it mean and how does it help a child in her early development? Making sense of the world around us Have you heard of the term “child’s play”? Well, when a child plays, it’s not just child’s play! Play is a stimulant. It helps a child develop concepts to figure out cause and effect. It enhances their ability in problem solving by helping them to understand how things are connected. It teaches them about team work and turn-taking.