The Role of Play in Human Existence According to Pufall and Pufall (2008), “The fundamental assumption is that play is an inherent aspect of being human” (p. 392). The role of play in the lives of children is important because it plays a major role in child development, self-esteem, physical growth, and social interaction. Play is a “need” that plays an important role in human existence as seen in helping adapting to the environment, in helping children to make social interactions in life, in helping children learn what is socially acceptable, as recognized by educators, and as seen in Article 31 of the United Nations Convention. Play is a “need” that all children in different countries to adapt to their human environment and to find...The end:
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