Clowns Without Borders UK (CWB UK) will be visiting FDMN in Cox’s Bazar January 20- February 2, 2
Play facilitates a child’s physical development, motor skills, language and mental development and socio-emotional skills. Play also offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children. Despite the benefits derived from both children and parents, time for free play has been markedly low for children.
BRAC Institute of Educational Development (BIED), in collaboration with BRAC, BRAC International and the LEGO Foundation, has designed the BRAC Play Lab Project, a unique pilot project that advocates early years’ learning for socio-economically disadvantaged children through play. The project’s unique play model is a low-cost, scalable model that incorporates play-based learning in all domains of the curriculum through the use of low-cost, readily-available play materials. Currently, BIED has developed Play Models for children, aged 1-3 years, 3-4 years and 3-5 years, coming from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. The project not only facilitates early years’ learning, but also creates a platform for parents to understand the importance of a healthy and positive early childhood development. The project additionally has a positive spillover effect on the community as well through financial and economic empowerment of young women of the community employed as Play Facilitators of the project, as well as knowledge generation and understanding of the early years by community members.