When children play we often just think they’re having fun, but research has shown that play is essential for their development. Play helps build their confidence, helps them develop appropriate social skills, communication skills and also physical skills. They learn about caring for others, the environment and play helps connect pathways in their brain. Quite often, just letting your child play freely is the best approach as it increases their creativity and imagination. However, there are also things you can do to help them and this is wha ..