Playing is a part of our everyday life and is a essential to proper growth and development. Play is closely related to our sense of curiosity, allowing us to refine the necessary skills we need for everyday life. Children develop motor skills by physical activity like running, throwing, jumping, all forms of play. Language matures through everyday talking. Joking around, telling imaginative stories, all contributes to the proper development of our social personality. During this social interaction is where we learn to express and control ourselves.
It’s part of our nature to play. We have a need to explore and manipulate objects that surround us on a daily basis. Inventions are created from hours of fooling around and crazy ideas. This sense of playfulness allows us to thrive, constantly wanting to learn more and do more complex things. It’s the reason why we have founded countries, discovered electricity, gone to the moon, and moved ahead in the world.
“Is Play Unique to Mammals?” Popular Science. 10 June 2009. 2 October 2009.