Play Pembrokeshire

What is play?

Play is a child’s right and is enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

This means that every child living in Pembrokeshire is entitled to and has a right `to engage in play and recreational activities` (Article 31 - UNCRC).

A popular definition of play within the profession is that play is `freely chosen, personally directed, intrinsically motivated behaviour that actively engages the child` (Hughes and King 1982).

The key implication is that children choose WHAT they do, HOW they do it and WHY they do it.

ID: 1248, revised 22/02/2023