As an early childhood educator, we always are hearing that play is learning. While this video addresses an older age group than I currently work with, I find it is a great way of looking at how play is learning.
Play allows children to experiment, fail, learn, and try again. While this is a little skewed toward science, I liked it.
(I also plan to talk a bit more about play being a necessary part of the learning process in future posts. If you have questions or concerns that you would like me to address, just let me know!)