In their new discussion paper, the International Play Association (IPA) highlights the critical role of play to children’s well-being, development and survival, and reflects upon the impact of environmental conditions on the realisation of the right to play in children’s everyday lives.
Key findings of the report include:
Play is a critical and intrinsic part of healthy human life and development
Children’s right to play should not be dependent on the environmental conditions determined by where they live or the family they were born into.
The quality and benefits of play are highly susceptible to the environments in which it occurs.
Wherever children’s right to play is negatively impacted there are consequences for children’s health, development and well-being.
Further information about the report can be found here