Motor play provides critical opportunities for children to develop both individual gross and fine muscle strength and overall integration of muscles, nerves, and brain functions.
Children learn to abstract, to try out new roles and possible situations, and to experiment with language and emotions with fantasy play.
A variety of opportunities for children to engage in social play are the best mechanisms for progressing through the different social stages.
Constructive play is when children manipulate their environment to create things.
Games With Rules
Developmentally, most children progress from an egocentric view of the world to an understanding of the importance of social contracts and rules.