National Play Day
Today is national Playday, and this year the organisers are encouraging families, carers, and communities to help children enjoy a Summer of Play.
Why get involved?
• Playing is essential for children’s mental health and wellbeing.
• Playing helps children cope with stress and anxiety and fosters resilience, enabling children to better deal with challenges.
• Playing gives children the opportunity to have fun, laugh, take time out, relax, and build friendships.
• Playing outside allows children to appreciate nature, the environment, and feel part of their community.
• Playing is fundamental to children’s happiness, and happy children lead to happier communities.
All of these are good reasons to help children play. Many of the benefits flow to adults too. How will you and the children in your life play this summer?