Creating Safe Environments for Children to Play and Learn

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Play is an important part of children’s development and contributes to their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being. In education settings, play can help students practice skills, try out new possibilities, revise hypotheses, and collaborate with peers.

In the current issue of Childhood Education: Innovations magazine, we feature an article about Play Africa’s work.

Play Africa aims to enhance children’s problem-solving capacities and spark their imagination by making play an integral part of early learning and healthy development. Using a collaborative and human-centered approach, working alongside a multitude of stakeholders, Play Africa designs, creates, and facilitates innovative exhibits and programs centered around learning through play in an array of areas, such as STEM, Active Citizenship, Creative Arts, Educator Training, and Placemaking.

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