The Importance of Play

By Kereth Harris

In this referenced article, teacher and writer, Kereth Harris, explains why play is crucial for children. Recognising the value of play and ensuring it is prioritised is an important way in which adults can advocate for the needs and rights of children.

“Play allows children to be free dreamers and create narratives about themselves and their world. It allows them to make sense of the complex and complicated, that is daily life. Play is the first activity that is organised by the child for themselves. They initiate it, resource it and work to understood boundaries”

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Interested in learning more about the importance of play? Head to Play Matters Collective

To find out what kids themselves have to say about play and other issues check out ‘A Child’s Voice’ research by former VCI lead, Dr Vicky Absalom-Hornby and Curtin’s Dr Madeleine Dobson.