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Why is ‘play’ an important part of a child’s development?

POSTED April 15, 2022

Why is ‘play’ an important part of a child’s development?

Watch this uplifting video of children in India using the world as their playground

By Danielle Daley, digital community coordinator

Kids in India play on beach

Teamwork, confidence, physical and social skills are just a few ways children learn through play. It’s why we loved shooting this video of kids in India playing and learning about themselves and the world around them

The original song explains it all. “Believe in yourself, and help others believe, too,” sings the vocalist. “If you believe, you can succeed … you’ll be amazed by what you can do.”

At Children Believe, we support thriving communities, advancing child rights and protection so children have the space to play without any worries, gaining confidence to dream of a brighter future.

Play is important to a child’s development. Help support that today. Sponsor a child.

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Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60+ years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.

About ChildFund Alliance:

A member of ChildFund Alliance, Children Believe is part of a global network of child-focused development organizations working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities. ChildFund helps nearly 23-million children and their families in 70 countries overcome poverty and underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. We work to end violence against children; provide expertise in emergencies and disasters to ease the harmful impact on children and their communities; and engage children and youth to create lasting change and elevate their voices in decisions that affect their lives.

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