In our programs across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America, involving parents and caregivers is a key feature of our play-based activities. We use special community events called Play Days to bring kids, parents and community elders together to explore issues like the importance of education, the inclusion of girls and the protection of all children. Play Days are a community carnival with an important message to share: play and learning, especially in early childhood, are one and the same. -
In Benin, working alongside community champions and leaders to engage parents and family members, we've been able to tackle religious beliefs and cultural practices that are deterrents to sending children to school and highlight the importance of a quality education. -
In the United States, Family Play Days brings educators and parents together. Educators feel more supported, because the activities at Play Days inspire parents to bring play-based learning back home. Taken together, our educator training with family programming, we are reducing opportunity gap in a more comprehensive way! - "With Right To Play, I became aware of activities to help my son build skills for a brighter future.” -Parent, Round The Clock Nursery, Bronx.