Play Day 2019
Jackie tells us all about Play Day and how Greener Kirkcaldy support it in her blog.
Play Day is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. This year Play Day will be celebrated on Wednesday 7th August and the 2019 theme is Play Builds Children.
Play Day is co-ordinated across the UK by Play Scotland, Play Wales, Play England and Play Board Northern Ireland and aims to encourage organisations and individuals to take part, highlighting the many benefits of play to children and young people.
The Play Day 2019 theme focuses on the following benefits:
- Play Builds Friendships – playing allows children to interact with others, develop relationships, deal with conflict, and learn respect and tolerance.
- Play Builds Resilience – playing boosts children’s confidence, creativity, problem-solving skills and perseverance, enabling them to cope with stress and challenges throughout life.
- Play Builds Health and Well-being – being active through play helps children physically and emotionally, contributing to their health and happiness.
- Play Builds Communities – playing allows children to learn about the world around them, make connections, and develop a sense of identity and belonging.
The organisers invite everyone to celebrate Play Day 2019, have a picnic in the park, close your street to traffic or have a ‘playfest’ with your group or setting.
At Greener Kirkcaldy we have supported Play Day for many years. We encourage children and young people to get outdoors, have fun and enjoy exploring the natural world.
This summer we are offering a number of outdoor play kids clubs. Our friendly, experienced staff will provide play opportunities, supporting the children to be creative, try out new activities and make friends – all in a natural environment.|