Why play is such an important part of a child's development
We encourage play to nurture a child’s healthy growth
By Brianne Binelli, online content manager, Canada
Play is a powerful element of a child’s development. It’s something we’ve seen in our programs around the world where we’ve introduced what has become an award-winning Learning Through Play methodology.
In Ethiopia, that meant encouraging parents to make toys for their children and play with them — this in rural societies where that hasn't been the norm. In Ghana, teachers were trained to use new techniques, which encouraged learning through games.
Watch the video below from The Swaddle to see why and how children learn through play.
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.