Play is the key to physical, mental, intellectual and social well being of children. … Therefore, school playground and school playtime are vitally important to children for their fun and relaxation as well as for their good health and well-being

Children also learn how to interact socially during play. During the process of going down a slide, multiple children must form a line and take turns. This teaches kids several skills at once: cooperation, patience, language (discussing who is going to go first, etc.) and more. These are all tasks that will help a child with his or her social interactions in school, within a wider community, among friends and eventually in the workplace and adult relationships.