Learn playing … or learning to play?!


Article by Marina Melone

Ensuring the welfare of pre-school children, supporting the development of their full potential, it is a shared responsibility between parents, families, communities and governments. The game is an essential factor for development in children and is widely recognized by international bodies such as the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP), UNICEF (UNICEF) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Often regarded as a mere occupation or entertainment, the game actually addresses a critical need of young children and it is a right under the International Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC): through play, children can build and shape the their identity.

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