Play matters. Research backs it up.
Play360 is focused on improving early childhood development. The evidence is clear and research has proven that play is essential to develop a physically healthy child with cognitive, social, emotional skills that prepare them for success in school and life. And we believe, no matter their circumstances, that every child deserves their best chance for success.
American Academy of Pediatrics
“Play is essential to the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being of children beginning in early childhood. Children who live in poverty often face socioeconomic obstacles that impede their rights to have playtime, thus affecting their healthy social-emotional development. For children who are under resourced to reach their highest potential, it is essential that parents, educators, and pediatricians recognize the importance of lifelong benefits that children gain from play.” see full article
How to get kids to love learning
“More than 59 million children around the world, does not continue their education in primary school. The situation is pronounced in southeast Asia and sub-sahara Africa. Poverty and family background are the leading accelerators to children’s dropout rates.”
“Across the developing world, over 200 million children under the age of five are not establishing a strong developmental foundation for a myriad of reasons – violence, poor health, poor schools, etc. What happens – or doesn’t happen – to children in the earliest years of their lives is of critical importance, both to their immediate well-being and to their future. ” (UNICEF)
Do Schools Kills Creativity?
Why don’t we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson believes that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies — far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity — are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. “We are educating people out of their creativity,