In Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory, it is explained that his theory emphasizes the importance of learning in children through their culture and society. It is also explained that it is critically important that children learn through scaffolding and scaffolding is the term that allows for children to reach higher levels of thinking.  Scaffolding is completed when other people can guide children through a thinking process also known as the zone of proximal development. Decreasing play activity in school can have a negative impact on children’s learning because they will lose opportunities for scaffolding from someone else. Adaptation for children is also explained in Piaget’s stage theories of childhood cognitive development. Children can assimilate new information through play and accommodate the information to modify their level of thinking and understanding through play. Schools decrease in play can have a negative affect in children’s learning through adaptation. Going back to Vygotsky’s theory of Sociocultural theory he also placed emphasis on learning through one’s culture and social roles. If schools engage in play activities it helps them develop social skills by playing different social roles. To decrease play activities in school will only deteriorate the social skills that children possess and will have a negative impact on their developmental progress. Increasing the play activities including painting, drawing, etc. and increasing the interactions of children with their peers and teachers will only help them develop and improve their learning and social skills.