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International Day of Play (June 11, 2024)

Illustration of children playing with text that reads “International Day of Play – June 11, 2024”

International Day of Play, celebrated on June 11, 2024, is a global initiative aimed at emphasizing the importance of play in the lives of children and adults alike. This special day encourages people worldwide to engage in playful activities that foster creativity, strengthen social bonds, and promote physical and mental well-being. From traditional outdoor games to modern digital play, the International Day of Play serves as a reminder that play is a fundamental human need. 

The celebration of International Day of Play also underscores the educational benefits of play. For children, play is a crucial part of learning and development, aiding in essential skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, and resilience. Educators and parents are encouraged to integrate more playtime into daily routines, recognizing its role in fostering a balanced and enriched educational environment. 

By participating in the International Day of Play, individuals of all ages can rediscover the joy and benefits of play, reinforcing the idea that play is not just for children, but a vital aspect of human life at every stage.

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