Bongre Anton Peter however, is a three-year-old that has been robbed of this opportunity.
He has been living with a cancerous growth around his eye for two years now.
"He used to see with both eyes, but the growth around his right eye has completely blocked off his sight in that eye," said mother, Sinto Peter.
"It doesn't pain a lot but it passes pus and blood," she said.
This is a factor behind Bongre's low blood supply, which has also forced the toddler to be less active.
The boy and his parents are currently in Port Moresby seeking medical help.