Build a world of play
Since launching the play movement in 2019, we’ve been building play communities and promoting the benefits of learning through play across 4 countries – Brazil, Colombia, Rwanda and South Africa.
Through our activities, both online and on the ground, we’ve been able to engage with parents and caregivers, as well as form partnerships that help to advocate for play!
parents and caregivers reached across all interventions.
children were reached across all interventions.
partnerships formed across all interventions.
When children play, they learn. They solve problems, think strategically, relate to others and manage life’s ups and downs. Play can also become a driver of social and economic progress in every community.
This is why we are calling on parents and caregivers to value and demand play for their children, and we’re helping build political champions to make sure it happens at scale.
The importance of play
Play builds resilience
Pleasure, enjoyment, motivation, or thrill in an activity
Through playing with others, children develop empathy and build resilience. When children are given the space to learn through play, we feed their emotional and social lives, and support their wellbeing.
Play helps build skills
Connecting facts and ideas to familiar experiences
Play allows children to develop the five super skills to help them navigate through life – creative, cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills. They discover ways of thinking, creating and working as a team and testing idea, which help to set them up for the future.
Play teaches problem-solving
Learning is hands-on and minds-on
Children can learn to think, analyse and adapt to new situations through play. These are essential skills that set them up to be able to navigate our ever changing world.