”It is creative apperception more than anything else that makes the individual feel that life is worth living.” D. W. Winnicott
Indeed, playing is like the best kept secret in the world. For a long time ago I was still jealous on my little brother cause he was playing while I was supposed to learn or do my homework. For me was nothing worse than being limited to a specific time while I could play alone or with my friends.
I still remember all those moments of fun, enjoyment and new discoveries. Analyzing the past I see a happy girl playing more with a lot of useless stuff that, for me, were supposed to be the best toys in the world. I was constantly looking for new games and things that can be transformed in something useful like a toy or something like this.
Related to all these beautiful memories I have discovered some amazing photos with children playing from all around the globe. What is absolutely fascinating is that each photo is so close to the local reality that tells so much about the culture and traditions of that specific country. Another proof that everything around us influence the way we play, we think, we evolve and create our own personality. In the end, playing is another kind of reality… 🙂
You can see below an amazing collection of photos with children from different cultures playing. These photos tell us so much about all these different realities and how much they influence the way we grow and create our own beliefs.
Photo by Ariel Lustre on Unsplash, USA
Photo by Belle Maluf on Unsplash, Kenya
Photo by Emma Roorda on Unsplash, Uganda
Photo by George Barker on Unsplash, Cuba
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash, USA
Photo by Loren Joseph on Unsplash, India
Photo by Robert Collins on Unsplash, Indonesia
Photo by Siddhant Soni on Unsplash, India
Photo by Sue Henderson on Unsplash, Nepal
Photo by Supriya S on Unsplash, Maldives
Photo by Ales Krivec on Unsplash, Italy
Also, here you can find a wonderful article about children from around the world with their most prized possession.