We all need what children need
Children know that the most important things in life are love, kindness, fairness, respect. Playing with children liberates adults to remember this! You can let your hair down and feel at home even with strangers! Storyplay is a celebration of collective invention where everyone is safe in the knowledge that they will always be seen, heard, valued, included. We can all relax! It’s not competitive, it’s fun. There are no mistakes, only endless possibilities. Everyone is welcome.
Lickety-play is not only a lot of fun, it also supports children’s development in education, arts, health and wellbeing. This kind of play nurtures creativity, confidence, social skills, friendships, emotional literacy, family and community, equality, resilience, language, literacy, integration, multi-culturalism, confident parenting, physical and mental wellbeing, love, happiness and positivity. (Woah, that’s a lot!) This has been especially important during Covid-19 as many of our families testify.
A Glasgow network of Lickety Play Champions
Facilitating play like this is not as easy as it looks. It takes time and work but develops life-enhancing, life-long skills. We want to share this children’s rights based practice with Play Champions of all ages across Glasgow as part of a movement to further embrace and celebrate the creative riches, kindness and humanity that characterize this city. We want to embed this play and playfulness in our culture to support us all to flourish despite the immense challenges of contemporary times. Collectively we are our greatest resource, people really do make Glasgow!
We’ll be sharing some opportunities to get involved later in 2021, so watch this space! If you or your organisation would like to join us in making Glasgow a Storyplay City, please get in touch.
Licketyspit – opening doors to imaginary playworlds to unlock the limitless possibilities of children…..and adults!