At IIUM EDUCARE, our approach is learning through play. Play allows children the opportunity to develop speech and language skills as well listening skills. Children talk and listen while they play. Whether this be during solitary play which typically involves self talk and narration or play with a companion, children communicate to add purpose to their play.
The more vocabulary a child is exposed to on a day-to-day basis, the greater the variety of words a child will incorporate into play. Children who engage in pretend play tend to have more sophisticated levels of interaction with others.