How a child plays shows their strengths and abilities in creativity and social skills. It encourages them to think for themselves, and to be their own person. One can learn a lot from watching a child play.
Young Albert Einstein (age 14) Fitzgerald describes Einstein's interest in physics as "an addiction", and says that it was important for him to be in control of his life. He also points to Einstein's lack of tact and social empathy, and his occasional naivety, as further traits he had in common with people with autism spectrum disorders. Ioan James adds that Einstein was much better at processing visual information than verbal; Einstein himself once said "I rarely think in words at all"