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A Child’s Right to Play

This text from this post is from Outdoor Play Canada (https://www.outdoorplaycanada.ca/2019/11/20/if-in-doubt-let-them-out-a-childs-right-to-play/) 

November 20th marks the 30th anniversary of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This document enshrines a child’s right to play – Article 31(1) states that “States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child… 31(2) … and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity.” Article 24(2f) also commits states to “To develop preventive health care, guidance for parents…” which can include the health benefits of active play.

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