SGIA - Sporting Goods Industry Asscociation - To promote, develop & protect

Why Play??

Play is a very emotive word which means different things to different people, and has been defined in many ways. The meaning of play has been debated by philosophers and academics for centuries, and was recognised as far back as Plato who is quoted as saying 'avoid compulsion and let your children play'! In the last century David Lloyd George stated that 'play is a child's first claim on the community' (1926), and play gained wider recognition under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in which Article 31 enshrines the child's right to play.

'Play is a child's first claim on the community' - Lloyd George

 

 

 

"Children will burn off ENERGY, boost their OVERALL FITNESS, improve CO-ORDINATION and cardiovascular HEALTH"

 
 
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