Use this communication to parents as a letter to send home or as a news piece for school website or school/PTA newsletter.
When was the last time you played with your children? Do your children have recess in school, time for unstructured play? "If you look at what produces learning and memory and well-being, play is as fundamental as any other aspect of life, including sleep and dreams," says Stuart Brown, president of the National Institute for Play.
As school curriculums are being increasingly crammed, as overscheduled children have no time left for the real business of childhood: idle, creative, unstructured free play, please find time at home and in school for your children to play. Don't let your children be the ones to miss out on dressing up their dolls, climbing trees, playing hopscotch or jumping rope.
Play warrants a place in every child's day. So go outside and watch your children at play. You will see ecstatic faces and hear joyful squeals. Who knows – you might laugh and smile as well!