There is a time to work, a time to learn and a time to play.
All of these are important and sometimes, you are lucky if you can get two, or even luckier if you can get three to overlap.
Helping kids (and adults) learn while they are having fun is one of the very best ways to help with retention of concepts and future recollection.
At least that is what I remember.
Now, more than ever (slightly overused, but still a valid statement) it is important to make the time to play.
~ Dawn aka Hat Girl