Session 16/19Page 1/6 The importance of play for healthy child development
The importance of play for healthy child development
Competences to be exercised
- Understand the link between children’s play and development of core life skills
- Recognize play as crucial to children’s success later in life
- Supporting children in their structured and unstructured play
- Integrating play as a natural part of the daily routine
Theme of the session
This session is about the importance of play for children’s development, well-being and skills needed in school and adult life.
Aims of the session
The aim of this session is to give ideas and inspiration to help caregivers practice play, as a crucial factor for children’s development, and provide caregivers with insights and tools to plan and use play activities as a natural part of the family life. Foster families, rehabilitation staff, SOS Mothers and school teachers can use this session – play is a universal part of child development!