About Puppies and Children

My parents' puppy is tearing the wallpaper apart...Now it is barking at something LOL
The thing is, puppies are playful, as all young animals are, as far as I have seen. Apparently it's instinct and I suppose that in playing they explore the world around them and learn.
So, is the playing of children also instinct driven? Need helpful input here, please.
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Jan 10, 2008