Friday, 29 January 2016

Play Day

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On February 3, Stevenson School will be participating in a “Global School Play Day”. This will be a day for unstructured, student-initiated play. Students will still come to school for a regular length of school day. On this day, students may bring items they wish to play with. This is to be a day to promote active and imaginative play. You decide what items you are willing to have your child bring to school such as board games, dolls, Lego, blocks, trucks, cars, racetracks, playing cards, empty cardboard boxes, markers, jigsaw puzzles, social games (charades, Pictionary, etc.) The only restrictions: They must bring toys that do NOT require batteries or electricity. No devices. Help your child choose a few toys to bring to school to share. Students will also be free to use play items provided by the school. Students are familiar with what kinds of toys, games, and activities we have.
Please go to the Global School Play Day website for more information: www.globalschoolplayday.com . Research shows that we learn more deeply when we are playing. Feel free to share this with your family, friends, and work places. Challenge other adults to try this challenge too. The more we play, the better we become. We are never too old to play.
You are welcome to join us for part of the day or the whole day if you can. Please contact your child’s teacher to find out how you can help. Follow along with us on Twitter and Instagram that day using #GSPD. Our address is @stevensonelem.

Play is the Way,

Stevenson Staff

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