Did you know there is a national day for play in the UK? Well there is, Playday is celebrated annually on the first Wednesday in August, this year, it’s taking place on 7th August and has a theme of Play Builds Children. As well as being a day focused on play, Playday is also an opportunity to campaign on issues affecting children’s play.
We all know that play is fun, but did you know it is also beneficial for children? According to Playday, playing builds friendships, resilience, health and well-being and communities, allowing children to learn more about the world around them and make connections to the people in those communities.
This year’s theme aims to highlight the way in which play benefits children and young people and there are a number of community events being held across the UK to help celebrate this fact. Events range from street parties, festivals, adventures and events at community venues from small scale ones to huge ones!
You’re welcome to put on your own events if you choose, or head to one of the organised events, you can find out more about how to do this on http://www.playday.org.uk.