Play allows children the opportunity to develop speech and language skills as well listening skills before they begin kindergarten. Children talk and listen while they play. At Sandcastle Preschool, we provide opportunities for solitary play which typically involves self talk and narration (e.g. “now my car is driving up the hill and then it goes down, wee, wee, wee”) companion play, where children communicate with others to add purpose to their play, and group play where they interact with the class cooperatively. The more vocabulary a child is exposed to on a day-to-day basis, the greater the variety of words a child will incorporate into play.