“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.”  - Psychologist Jean Piaget

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Play Day encourages families and communities to come together and engage in physical activities that promote fun, bonding, and healthy lifestyles. Whether it’s a game of tag in the backyard, a friendly match at the local park, or participating in organized sports events, Play Day offers opportunities for everyone to get moving and enjoy the benefits of active play.

Organized play activities provide structured opportunities for children and families to participate in team sports, friendly competitions, and skill-building exercises. It’s a chance to showcase various sports and introduce young athletes to new games and activities they may not have tried before. From soccer to basketball, tennis to track and field, Play Day inspires a love for sports and encourages children to explore their athletic potential.

In addition to organized play, Play Day also emphasizes the importance of unstructured play. Unstructured play encourages children to engage in imaginative, creative, and spontaneous activities where they can develop essential skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, and social interaction. It’s a time for children to run freely, climb, jump, and explore their natural environment, fostering a sense of adventure and discovery.

We believe that play is essential for the holistic development of children. Play Day provides an opportunity for families and communities to embrace the joy of play and its numerous benefits, including improved physical fitness, enhanced cognitive abilities, and social connections.

Join us on Play Day and make lasting memories with your loved ones. Whether it’s a friendly game, a playful adventure, or simply enjoying the outdoors, let’s celebrate the power of play and the positive impact it has on our youth. Show us your photos on social media with the hashtags #NationalYouthSportsWeek #PlayDay.