Year Groups

Reception

Why is play so important?

  • Article 13 UN Convention of the Rights of the Child – the right to play.
  • increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-respect
  • improves and maintain physical and mental health
  • gives opportunities to mix with other children
  • allows children to increase their confidence through developing new skills
  • promotes imagination, independence and creativity
  • offers opportunities for children of all abilities and backgrounds to play together
  • provides opportunities for developing social skills and learning
  • builds resilience through risk taking and challenge, problem solving, and dealing with new and novel situations
  • provides opportunities to learn about the environment and the wider community

Presentation June 2017