Tda 2.16 Support Children and Young People with Play and Leisure

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TDA 2.16 Support Children and Young People with Play and Leisure

1. Understand the Nature and Importance of Play and Leisure

1.1 Describe the Importance of Play and Leisure for young people

Both Play and Leisure are vital components of a child's life as a range of stimulating play and leisure opportunities will support the physical emotional sensory and spiritual and intellectual growth of the child. It helps them to form and sustain relationships and also improves communication, educational development and achievement.
Play is satisfying to the child, creative for the child and freely chosen by the child.

1.2 Describe how play and leisure contributes to a child's development

Play is extremely important for the
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Also this can develop their language and communication.

1.3 Outline the requirements of the UN Convention of the rights of the child in relation to Relaxation and Play

The main requirement is stated in Article 31:
1. That every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.
2. That member governments shall respect and promote the right of the child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity.
However throughout the UNCRC various other articles touch on relaxation and play:

Article 3 states that, in all actions concerning children, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration;
Article 12 gives the child the right to express his/her views freely and have them considered.
Article 29 The Convention also states that education should be directed to a broad range of developmental areas, including the child’s personality, talents, and mental and physical abilities.
Article 24 Play and recreation activities can play a significant role in fulfilling the child’s right to “the highest attainable standard of health” and to “preventive health care”,
Article 23 gives children with disabilities the right to

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