Active play is essential for growth in cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. It develops fundamental movement skills and knowledge, fosters creativity and innovation, and builds an ability to identify and manage risk. Ensuring tamariki have the time, space and permission to play helps build a healthier and thriving Tāmaki Makaurau. Play contributes not only to children’s lives, but also to the wellbeing of their families, whanau and wider community.
Click here to view our Playful Communities guide – full of ideas and examples of how you can add more play to your community.