Play is an activity in which everything that a child knows and can do is practiced or used to make sense of what is new.
Young children are learning maths all the time through a wide variety of play experiences. From the time they are born, babies are surrounded by sense impressions. Shapes in particular are of immediate importance: babies react instinctively to the arrangement of shapes which make up the human face.
Maths is everywhere. With the support of teachers and parents, children can grasp many mathematical concepts through their play.