The famous psychologist, Piaget, suggested that play is the means by which anything new is created. Play is not a luxury but rather an essential component of our lives. Students must be able to do so much more than recite facts. In order to be prepared for the future, they need to be able to think critically, solve problems creatively, communicate effectively and be able to collaborate. These are the tools that are necessary for success in the 21st Century and they all are developed organically during play. In the Kindergarten classroom at Presbyterian School, our teachers guide student learning via an active play-based approach that taps into imagination to promote learning. We take play seriously at Presbyterian School.