Although when one starts learning a language is important, how is probably even more important. Children and adults alike, who learn a language via immersion are significantly more fluent than those who learn it in a more formative way. It is widely accepted that language is best learned through daily immersion, rather than through one course.
Play is how we relate to the world and to one another. Children provided the opportunities to learn through play, they build skills they can keep for the rest of their lives. A lot of scientific studies are primarily focused on understanding the mechanisms involved in learning through play. Children are predisposed to learn through play. It comes naturally to them and it requires no effort on their part. By providing the right environment and giving children more opportunities to use their innate skills, we equipe them with learning that accompanies then throughout their lives.
Each child is different, each child is unique and therefore there isn’t one specific unified method that is better that another when it comes to teaching. As educators we should provide the opportunities and guidance without trying to enforce a specific method. Proving children with choices, allowing them to experiment and using a variety of different methods to teach, all within a safe and loving environment will help each child develop their unique personal skills and learn at their own pace, enjoying every step of the way.