Children’s views vital for survey to mark International Day of Play

Space to play. Mosa Moseneke/Unsplash., FAL

A coalition of children’s organisations is running an important survey in which young people can also take part in, to mark the International Day of Play.

It is all part of the Child Friendly Governance Project and run by Eurochild, Save the Children, International Play Association, BRAC, The Concerned for Working Children, the LEGO Group, the LEGO Foundation, INGKA, Arup, KidZania, and Right to Play.

Eurochild says that while all children have the right to play, it can often be forgotten by adults just why play is important to children. Play means doing something fun and enjoyable, and can take many shapes and forms. It might mean drawing, playing online games, exploring nature, sports, playing music, doing crafts, or getting lost in a good book, among many other things.

Feedback by young people on the survey will be used to develop a Call to Action, which will be presented to Ministers and UN Member State Ambassadors during the UN General Assembly “high level week” (19-23 September).

It is available in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Bangla, Dutch, and Danish. The deadline for taking part is 6 July.

Click here to take part.

Author: Simon Weedy

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