When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood. Such a key resource in understanding the effects and benefits of play on early childhood development.
A big part of what we do with children is teach them safe and appropriate ways to cope and express themselves. This can help provide concrete examples during times when it is difficult to "find" a coping skill.
How to teach children to tell the truth. We can't expect our children to be honest if we are lying. Set a good example. We can't expect them to want to tell the truth if we scare and offer punishment. Discipline not punishment.