Faisal Public School is MKFC Education Finder local partner in Pakistan and it’s principal Mr. Babar is one of MKFC former teacher-training student, the school has organized ”Annual Sports Day” for children and teachers. Children has taken part in different sports and fun activities. MKFC celebrated 2010 as the year of ”children right to play” and we believe that all the children has right to play. Play has great importance on children physical and mental growth. It encourages creativity, discipline and strength among children. We really admire and appreciate FPS efforts in this regard, we hope the school administration will keep continue with such endeavors.
One of the most overlooked parts of kid’s playtime is the developmental role it plays in their lives. When children play, they not only learn new concepts but also develop their imaginations, set boundaries for themselves and experience new things from different perspectives. When children play with others, they also develop social skills and learn to appreciate other people’s space and belongings. It helps them discover how to interact and have fun with kids their age. The most important role that play can have is to help children to be active, make choices and practice actions to mastery. They should have experience with a wide variety of content (art, music, language, science, math, social relations) because each is important for the development of a complex and integrated brain. This is according to some findings on that I had seen. Source
It’s with this in mind that I took sub article 1 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Article 31).
My aim was to show by example how we can make play an integral part of the learning and the whole society can see the importance of play for children.
- A child who engages in meaningful play is a happy child. From my observation, it is clear that some children had a liking for school just because when they were in school, they had an opportunity to play! To make a child feel secure, develop self esteem, and to be a better learner, then it is very important that the child should be involved in meaningful play.
Read the whole assignment by the Kenyan teacher Timothy Musila who participate in MKFC Teacher Training.