"Finding Nemo": The Role of Play in a Child's Social and Cognitive Development Play is a vital component in the development of the child. Physical, cognitive, emotional, and social skills are developed through the course of play that allows overt and discrete development of the entire child. American parents typically perceive the role of play in children as an opportunity for behavior modification, because they appreciate the prospect it affords in the management of the developmental aspects of the child. However, in the Walt Disney/ Pixar animated film Finding Nemo , directors Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich (2003) demonstrate that although play can provide enjoyment for a child, play can also take a fundamental role in the development of...The end:
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