Play is the foundation for children's healthy development. Play shows us how well children are developing and is also a means for further development. Play helps children develop knowledge, social skills, and motor skills. It also helps them express feelings appropriately. Thus, play is the foundation of developmentally appropriate programs for young children. Play may reduce tension or relieve boredom.
Children have a basic need for both indoor and outdoor play every day. These environments provide significantly different contexts for play.