For children, play is their work. It is the means that they use to truly express themselves, to communicate with one another as they grow and to learn to understand the world around them.
When sufficient, free play time is not readily given to children, their development is stunted. When this happens, it is easy for children to become agitated at times that they should be listening, causing problems with their approach to learning in the future. There are many lessons that are vital for children to learn, lessons that are taken for granted at such a young age.