This is a wonderful and cute description of the importance of play in a child's life. Play is so incredibly important for a child to grow and learn. A great way for a CCLS to evaluate a patient is to observe how a child plays.
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According to one study by psychologist Samuelson, allowing a child to engage in messy play, like throwing around food like porridge, jello and other messy food, allows them to gather sensory information and learn how different objects have a certain shape