Global School Play Day

Global School Play Day

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Register your class to participate in Global School Play Day and join thousands of classes around the world observe the importance of PLAY in education!

This year’s GSPD is February 6.  This stripe will be open to earn for a limited time.

This event is great for all ages, but mainly directed at elementary.

Some of the benefits of play include:

Play is important to healthy development of the brain;

Undirected play helps children learn how to work collaboratively, to share, to negotiate, to resolve conflicts, and learn self-advocacy skills;

When play is child-driven, children practice decision-making skills, move at their own pace, discover areas of interest on their own, and ultimately engage fully in the passions they wish to pursue;

Unstructured play develops creativity, leadership and group skills.

Play and unscheduled time that allows for peer interactions is an important component of  social-emotional learning;

Free, child-driven, creative play protects against the effects of pressure and stress.


Earn Your Stripe!

Submit anything showing your participation:  pictures, student interviews, information sent to parents, etc. and a reflection of how this day was beneficial to your students.

Stripe Submitted by Lindsey Neels

People who have earned this:

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