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WORLD PLAY DAY
Toy libraries promote the child's right to play
28 May 2019
Toy Libraries Australia is celebrating World Play Day, which this year focuses on the child's right to play.
Play is so important to all of us, especially children. Article 31 of the United National Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) recognises the right of the child to rest and leisure and to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child.
Despite this, play tends to be one of the most neglected of all rights of a child. Increased urbanisation and the commercialisation of play influences the way children engage in play. For many children in both rich and poor countries, child labour, domestic work or increasing educational demands reduce time available for play.
Families have a myriad of choices and often feel overwhelmed with toy clutter at home. By choosing toy libraries to source children's toys, families can provide a wide variety of toys to assist their child’s development, giving back to their children the right to play.