The Why of Play

Why is play important?

So we created the Why of Play

to introduce the rationale behind championing a play-based approach for Scottish children.

Scroll down to read more about why play is important & find the answers to our frequently asked play questions!

Reasons to play…

Click on each of the flashing buttons below to read
about the importance of play.

Get inspired!

Click to play the video and hear from our children, families & staff about what play means to them!

Get reading!

Borrow a book or two from our StA Lending Library.

So we created the FAQs

to answer commonly asked questions about all things play.

Scroll down to look through our answers or ask the StA Team your own questions.

Get your questions answered!

How do children learn through play?

What does a typical day of play look like?

Will my child fall behind if they’re just playing all day?

Read the answers to these questions & more in our Sharing the Ambition FAQs document or ask your own, by clicking the buttons below.

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