World Play Day

World Play Day is celebrated each year on 28 May. While play is an important children's right it is sad to note that many children living in South Africa are denied this right on a daily basis. Because children learn through play, it is vital that all children are exposed to resources that enhance their learning and that they have access to safe and clean places to explore.
Three benefits of building puzzles: 1. Physical skills from holding the puzzle pieces and turning them until they fit correctly into the space. 2. Cognitive skills are built as the child solves the problems of a puzzle. 3. Emotional skills. Puzzles can be tough and present a challenfe, children learn patience and are rewarded when they complete the puzzle.

Three benefits of building puzzles: 1. Physical skills from holding the puzzle pieces and turning them until they fit correctly into the space. 2. Cognitive skills are built as the child solves the problems of a puzzle. 3. Emotional skills. Puzzles can be tough and present a challenfe, children learn patience and are rewarded when they complete the puzzle.

Children have the right to play, regardless of their background.

Children have the right to play, regardless of their background.

Playing with play dough is great for developing fine motor skills.  The malleable properties of play dough make it fun for investigation and exploration. Playing with play dough also exercises the small muscles in the hands and fingers which we use when drawing and writing. #WPD

Playing with play dough is great for developing fine motor skills. The malleable properties of play dough make it fun for investigation and exploration. Playing with play dough also exercises the small muscles in the hands and fingers which we use when drawing and writing. #WPD

Children learn the meanings of words from listening to adults read to them. During story time and conversation children hear adults repeat words. The more oral language experiences children have, a better understanding of word meanings they have. #storytime

Children learn the meanings of words from listening to adults read to them. During story time and conversation children hear adults repeat words. The more oral language experiences children have, a better understanding of word meanings they have. #storytime

Cotlands World Play Day 2014 Advocating Children's right to play. SMS 'play' to 38585 to donate R10 to support this cause.

Cotlands World Play Day 2014 Advocating Children's right to play. SMS 'play' to 38585 to donate R10 to support this cause.

Children have the right to play, have fun, do sport and relax - Article 31 of the United Nations Rights Of Children.

Children have the right to play, have fun, do sport and relax - Article 31 of the United Nations Rights Of Children.

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