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World Play Day 2020

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Celebrate World Play Day with Cotlands

Cotlands invites all schools, universities and corporations to support Cotlands on Thursday, 28 May 2020 and help us ignite more children's potential through play. Order R20 stickers and your play activity booklet.

What is World Play Day?
World Play Day is an annual event, inspired by the International Toy Library Association (ITLA) and is celebrated in over 40 countries around the world. Last year’s theme for World Play Day was “Play is a right”. In January 1993, South Africa signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child with 194 other countries and recognised the importance of “Play as a right”.

Why is play important?
Play is an essential activity for the foundation of a child’s learning. Through play children explore the world and develop literacy, maths, life and cognitive skills.

Children in South Africa

3.3 million children in South Africa live in poverty with limited access to early learning. To address this dire need; the Cotlands toy library model gives more children access to educational toys that develop a variety of core skills. Cotlands’ goal is to set up 500 Toy Libraries by 2022.

How to make a difference on World Play Day?

Follow these three easy steps below

1.Get you school or company to pledge to support Cotlands on World Play Day and help us establish more toy libraries in marginalised communities in South Africa.

2. Order your R20 World Play Day stickers, play activity booklet and World Play Day games kit.

3. We will mail your organisation the World Play Day stickers, play activity booklet and World Play Day games kit.

For any queries, please email marketing@cotlands.org

World Play Day Resources

Benefits of Toy Libraries
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World Play Day Posters