It`s just come to me today at work, the "discovery" if you like to call it that, of just how much of the playing we did as children, was actually to teach us something! Like those little puzzles with 8 squares and 9 spaces where you have to move them round to make the whole picture up - moving things around to work to get them in a logical order in limited space, seems so similiar it must have been learnt from that.
If only we`d known it at the time how useful all those games and puzzles were going to be to our adult life, we could have took it in more! And might have solved more of today`s puzzles!!