Play is a vital tool for learning how to read. It helps children learn new sounds, experiment with vocabulary on their own or in social interactions while also exercising the imagination through storytelling! It's really easy to forget how much kids think when they're playing. They may be throwing balls back and forth or doing other simple things, but these behaviors can easily transition from playtime into social interactions with others later on in life too! When playing with kids make sure that they're not just treating it like another game but incorporating all their learning objectives into what really matters at hand- this will help guide them along on an exciting path.