Right from infancy, children have a natural potential to learn about their environment through play. As they grow up in today’s dynamic world, it becomes more important for them to build holistic skills which can help them thrive in future.
For refugee and host community children whose education and social development has been affected by crisis, the need for positive experiences and coping skills that can counterbalance negative factors in their lives is critical.
The PlayMatters project is being implemented by a consortium led by the International Rescue Committee, and includes Plan International, War Child Holland, Innovations for Poverty Action, the Behavioural Insights Team in Partnership with the LEGO Foundation.
For PlayMatters, learning through play is a methodology for enhancing children’s cognitive, social, creative, emotional, and physical skills. This is through the integration of child-centered and play-based interactions into early childhood development centers, primary schools, homes, and communities.
To explore more about the power of learning through play visit: www.learningthroughplay.com