Why playing is important
Play is essential to children’s growth and development. It is their tool to learn about the world and come to an understanding of their own nature and capabilities.
However, because it is a child’s most natural impulse and therefore not necessarily requiring adult intervention or support, this most fundamental and vital part of growing up has been increasingly taken for granted.How LAB31 can help
Playing is a right which
needs to be guaranteed
There is now an urgent need for a serious investment of resources to provide our children with the environments, the opportunities, the access and the support to play. Some children face greater obstacles than others do and, in being excluded or denied this basic right, lose part of their childhood.
Consequently, they suffer – emotionally, socially and educationally. Play and recreation are a right of any child, as in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child.What Europe is doing
One of the aims of the project is to create a network of LAB31 workshops in the various countries and provide a model, an example of good practice in the integration and active participation by foreign minors in the host neighbourhood, to be successfully reproduced in other countries.
Lab31 Workshop aimed at integrating young foreign migrants, especially Ums and youngsters in the neighbourhood in 8 pilot cities: Crotone, Lorca-Murcia, Nicosia, Liverpool, Prague, Bucharest et Galati, Forest.Find out more Download section