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  • 1.  Play Diplomacy

    Posted 06-25-2019 07:10 AM
    Hello all,

    Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum has been focusing on the discussion of Play Diplomacy, coined as "Play Diplomacy is the process of harnessing the innate, joyful, player-driven, and character-building potential of play to build harmonious relationships between communities".

    The United Nations declared, "every child has the right to play," an assertion supported by research in psychology, neuroscience, and child development to demonstrate the positive impact of play across developmental domains.

    How are you advocating for this human right to the children in your care? What impacts have you seen play make on social justice and breaking cultural barriers?

    Heather Ha
    Education Coordinator, CHI St. Joseph Children's Health
    Play, Policy and Practice Facilitator
    Lancaster PA