At the same time children from the time of birth to the time they are preschoolers and beyond also develop socially and emotionally.  How?  Again through play and toys they promote this.  

They say that listening begins before they are born while they are still in the Mother’s womb.  That is why they tell parents to read to them and to play music for them prior to them being born.  There are specific videos and cds to encourage adults to do this.  Children learn to be good listeners which is vital to learning as time goes on.

The other thing that children learn is self confidence and self esteem which are also vital to learning as they continue to develop and learn.  Toys that get the child to think and work things out themselves allow them to feel good about themselves and their abilities.