To a child, play is about fun and friendship – but it is much more than that too. Did you know that children learn and develop through play? They learn to negotiate, socialise, assess risk, develop resilience… the list goes on and on.
The Scottish Government would like to thank the children, teachers and playworkers of the Jeely Piece Club, Eccles Leitholm Primary school and Coldstream Primary school, who helped to develop this book.
They hope that this book highlights how important play is, gets you thinking and talking about play, and inspires you to help your children, or those in your care, to play more.