Photos from Around the World: Children Show What Playtime Should Look Like

In the eyes of a child the whole world is a playground. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a magical kingdom at your disposal or a stick and some rocks; if you look at the world the way children do you will find a way to reap complete joy from your surroundings.

These 21 images beautifully capture the awe, wonder and pure delight that occurs when children are at play. We’re not talking about the kind of play that happens in front of a computer or iPad screen. We’re talking about getting out and making the most of what’s around us. From America’s country roads to Russia’s frozen lakes to Indonesia’s unspoiled forests and more, the photos above remind us that children – regardless of their cultural or economic situation– are experts at having fun and don’t need fancy toys or devices to make it happen.

As adults we often get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our everyday life. These photographers’ images and depictions of children playing are a reminder for us to truly appreciate and take advantage of the playground we have all around us.