CHILD DEVELOPMENT SKILLS
Imagination is symbolic representation, the use of concepts and images to evoke or represent real-world entities, or the use of one set of real-world entities to evoke others (e.g. as when a child uses a banana as a phone in pretend play)
Language & Communication
Including development of an ability to listen, to understand what is said, and to speak to others The ability to see and understand the use of conversation, written language and to write and read Language is a learned code, or system of rules that enables children to communicate ideas and express wants and needs
Social play are the best mechanisms for progressing through the different social stages Children learn social rules such as, give and take, reciprocity, cooperation, and sharing Children also learn to use moral reasoning to develop a mature sense of values To be prepared to function effectively in the adult world.