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Playing outdoors is essential for our children and young people to understand, value, enjoy and protect our natural world. In Scotland, this means playing outside in all weathers.
The change in temperature and surrounding environment is a treasure trove of experiences and play opportunities that are vital to development and enjoyment.
Spring is a wonderful time to explore your community and natural environment – get out and play!
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The results of the research showed that the intervention successfully supported children’s development across different competencies of social and emotional learning.
Scotland’s Play Charter describes our collective commitment to play for all children and young people. Supporters of the Charter:
- recognise that all children have the right to participate in play activities and experiences
- value play as a life-enhancing daily experience for all our children
- support children to have fun, creative, fulfilling and development rich play experiences throughout their childhoods
- recognise that playing is an essential part of a happy childhood as well as being vital to children’s wellbeing as individuals and members of society.