Its established through research that growing years are very important along with the art of play in shaping up the personality and healthy development of a toddler. There are distinct types of play, contributing to the overall development of skills like imagination, social, mental and physical strength.
These plays may seem indistinguishable to adults, but they are classified into types which influence in developing typical aspects of an individual. Each kid is different and has a different attention span, hence plays the different games at various times depending on his temper, surroundings and phase of life.
Can you imagine, a kid playing with a doll or adorning a getup or riding a bike or simply playing with others, end up learning various skills like sharing, caring, participating etc.
Here is an Infographic by Wooden Toyshop, illustrating these various arts of play and their features and how they nurture an innocent infant to a responsive & responsible individual.