What Play Provision Should do for Children
The following is taken from the publication:
Best Play – published by Playlink.
- Extends the choice and control that children have over their play, the freedom they enjoy and the satisfaction they gain from it
- Recognises the child’s need to test boundaries and responds positively to those needs
- Manages the balance between the need to offer risk and the need to keep children safe
- Maximises the range of play opportunities
- Fosters independence and self esteem
- Fosters children’s respect for others and offers opportunities for social interaction
- Fosters the child’s well being, healthy growth and development, knowledge and understanding, creativity and capacity to learn
These criteria may be used to assess the quality of your play provision or play programme.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”
Photos were provided courtesy of ‘Maam Children’s Playscheme’