Young children gain experience and develop relationships with learning primarily through structured play and free creativity. Children play at cooking; they sing, paint and color; they model beeswax and build houses out of boxes and fabrics. Through songs, poems, puppet shows, and stories, youngsters learn to enjoy language, as they learn about relating with others. To become fully engaged in such work is the child’s best preparation for learning and life. It builds powers of concentration, interest, and a life-long love of learning. When children enter first grade, they are eager to explore further the world of experience they had learned to identify with and imitate in kindergarten.