This year’s National Week of Play, which will run from 19 June to 25 June, will focus on how play can help us build positive connections and break down barriers, whether cultural, generational, societal or otherwise.
Play is often described as a “universal language” – but what does this mean in practice? How can we ensure that play in the early years fosters and supports a sense of positivity and inclusivity, regardless of age, gender, or background?
From examining different approaches to play from around the world to exploring play for all ages, this year’s event is all about celebrating the unifying nature of play. All providers and parents are welcome to join this year’s event and can sign up for free to receive a range of free resources, materials, blogs and activity ideas.
At a time when the world can often seem so divided, we hope that this year’s event will serve as a timely reminder that play is one thing that is always, and without exception, for everyone.
Find out more on the Early Years Alliance Website where you can register for info and enter competitions.
We will also be sharing more play ideas on our social media channels