“Play makes an important contribution to the social development of an infant. It allows the individual to gain personal knowledge of other group members; permits certain social skills to be practiced, such as fighting, without risk of injury; and helps the individual to establish long term friendships.” Vince Smith (2003: 86)
Corbin, Mario R.J.
"The Importance of Play,"
The ITB Journal:
2, Article 6.
Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/itbj/vol8/iss2/6