Playing house, playing store, games on the playground, and pretend phone calls, what do all of these scenarios have in common? They are acts of play that are also learning opportunities. It's easy to think that playing isn't learning and vice versa. To the eye, it may seem like a silly game, but in reality all of these games can have targeted objectives. Your child plays and learns at the same time, and this is how he or she will experience the world. If you originally thought that play and learning were not related, you are mistaken and we'll explain why.