30 Reasons Why Play is Important for Children With Disabilities #infographic

30 Reasons Why Play is Important for Children With Disabilities #infographic

Kids of all abilities have the right to play. It includes children with physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and neurologic disabilities. UNCRC (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) is an international legally binding agreement that specifies the rights of all children in political, economic, social and cultural matters, regardless of race, ethnicity or ability. Article 31 of that treaty guarantees a child's right to play and engage in recreation, social and artistic practices.

"All children must have equal opportunities to enjoy their right to play in their daily lives," the International Playing Association says. Children with disabilities have the right to space and time to play freely without being over-protected, as other kids do. "Parks and playgrounds can be designed as inclusive and welcoming children of all abilities who can appreciate the vital and enriching benefits of playing. Large and open playgrounds can also help foster empathy, diversity and enjoyment for the entire family.

30 Reasons Why Play is Important for Children With Disabilities #infographic


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