Play is a verb. To play means to take part in a human activity. For example, to play can mean to act a part of, to perform, to take part or to engage in. These are only some meanings of the verb play. There are many other meanings that play can be portrayed as. This is the basic definition of play. Lets look at it in a deeper context.
To play means to have fun. It plays a significant role in everyone’s childhood. In childhood, play contributes to the growth of one’s thinking abilities. It allows the player to experience enjoyment and pleasure with a combination of creativity. Creativity is important because it brings emphasis to the phrase “everyone is different in their own respective ways”. Play can help sculpt a child’s mind to do things in their own original way. Therefore, it creates a sense of individuality in us that we don’t even notice. Some examples in relation to play in childhood include toys, games, and sports. It is clear that all of us have experienced play before in our lives.
I asked my good friend from Rogers what his opinion on play was. This is what he replied. “Play is important for artists because it gives artists a visual perspective on real-life situations or events. Play will help artists gain a better understanding of the material with the sense of vision and experience.”
Play is in every culture and experience by everyone around the world. It is an enjoyable experience in which stories and memories are created. It is these experiences that helps develop our sense of creativity and individual ways of thinking.
- Lila Pine’s ‘What is play’? Blog. Thursday. 1 October. 2009. <https://mpm17fall2009friday.wordpress.com/>.
- Personal opinion from Johnny Kwan, Rogers employee.
- Personal opinion from Kelvin Hu, Ryerson New Media Student.
- Sutton-Smith, Brian “The Ambiguity of Play”