Gifted, bright, smart, talented are different things. You can have a talented failure or a gifted student who makes Cs or a bright child who's a little loosey-goosey but works hard and gets the As that the smart kid won't earn.
This is a wonderful and cute description of the importance of play in a child's life. Play is so incredibly important for a child to grow and learn. A great way for a CCLS to evaluate a patient is to observe how a child plays.