Playtime is open to all, and that is how it always has been. Rain or shine, children have always been able to find joy in play. This is namely because all you need is the desire and some imagination (but friends and toys certainly don’t hurt) to play. For an activity that is open to everyone, it is only natural that it should be a highly effective focal point to promote inclusion.
For an illustration of this, think about play itself. In most playground games, there is generally some sort of “safe haven” incorporated into the rules of the game. Sometimes it is called a base, sometimes no man’s land and sometimes it is just called a “safe zone.” Regardless of the name, this is a spot in the midst of the competitive fervor for all children to catch their breath without allegiance and bond over the shared experience of being in the game together.
Old Man Winter is here! It is hard to steer clear from the cold, hard fact that for some children, winter means wishing the snow would go far, far away, and for others it means withing there was more snow for play! Our top 10 Polar Puzzles list includes some great puzzles as well as puzzling toys to keep kids' brains working during the cold months of the year.