What is play?
“Play is one of the ways that children learn about themselves, the people around them their environment and the community in which they live.”
Play is essential for:
- Physical, emotional and spiritual growth
- Intellectual and educational development
- Social and behavioural skills
Places to Play
Children will play anywhere at any time given the opportunity. As parents/carers, those working with children, young people, families and living/working in communities we have a responsibility to create the right conditions in which children can access opportunities for playing.
Playful Childhoods helps parents, carers and grandparents to give children time, space, support to play at home and in their community - www.playfulchildhoods.wales
Visit the Play Wales website to find lots of further information for parents and workers.
Play Day 2021
Playday is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. Playday 2021 will be celebrated on Wednesday 4th August.
The theme this year is...Summer of Play
The Playday 2021 theme recognises the challenges children and young people have faced over the past year and the need to enjoy time for play free of restrictions, with their friends, having fun. Check out the Play Day website for more information.
Ceredigion usually celebrates Playday with a big Family day out in the Square Field, Aberaeron. This did not take place in 2020, and unlikely to in 2021, due to the global pandemic. We can still make sure that children have time and space to play though.
For the latest updates on this year’s campaign follow Playday on Facebook and Twitter and share your plans using the hashtags #Playday2021 and #SummerOfPlay
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