Value of Play

SEATA is working to promote the Value of Play in Southeast Asia among the government, educational institutes and the community.

Education and entertainment can complement one another. Not only does such an approach facilitate the opportunities for positive implications on familial relationships, it also possesses many advantages for children. During play, children are given an opportunity to engage in and develop a whole range of skills such as critical thinking, socialisation and creativity. Here, the American Academy of Paediatrics recommends at least one hour of free, unstructured play for children.

Hence, multiple avenues for cooperation exist for play and education to interact not only in the private space of one’s homes or he formal institutional setting of a school but through engagement with both the public and private sector as well.