Global School Play Day

Friday, February 5

On Friday, February 5th, our school will participate in the Global School Play Day! This day will give us an opportunity to acknowledge the many benefits and great amount of learning that can happen during unstructured free play:

  • helps children learn how to work collaboratively, to share, to negotiate, to empathize, to resolve conflicts, and learn self advocacy and self regulation skills
  • 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
  • by trying again and again (e.g to build a block tower), he/she learns about perseverance and gains a dash of courage and confidence in his/her own problem-solving abilities.
  • children develop a unique sense of self-worth from being creative
  • allows for peer interactions and is an important component of social-emotional learning
  • active child-centered play is a time-tested way of producing healthy, fit bodies and helps with physical develop

Students in grades 1-8 may bring items they wish to play with to school on this day to share with others. The only restrictions: they must bring toys and these toys may NOT require batteries or electricity. No devices! Here are some ideas: board games, dolls, Legos, blocks, trucks, cars, playing cards, empty cardboard boxes, markers, jigsaw puzzles, blankets (for forts), social games (charades, Pictionary, etc.).

We will play indoors for the morning and outdoors for the afternoon! Grade 7/8 leaders will help facilitate the play! STUDENTS SHOULD DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE WEATHER.

Check out more information on the importance of play at this site and the videos below:

JOIN THE PLAY REVOLUTION: We must listen....