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Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Child's right to play


The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international treaty that sets out universally accepted rights for children. It is a benchmark against which a nation’s treatment of its children can be measured.


  Article 31

“That every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

That member governments shall respect and promote the right of the child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity.”


We would like you to play a game with your family. It can be a board game or a game outside in the garden. We would like you to discuss the rules of the game whilst you are playing. Why is it important to have rules? What would happen if there were no rules in the game?


Reflect on the game and discuss what worked well or maybe what didn't work so well. What could you do differently next time you play the game? 

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