ERIC Number: ED350076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: 0
How To Plan, Organize, and Implement a PlayDay.
Guddemi, Marcy; And Others
A PlayDay is a day designed to draw attention to a range of play activities, while providing an opportunity for children, families, members of the community, and teachers to share in physical and mental challenges without facing the pressure of winning or losing a game. PlayDays can range from massive park events for thousands of children and adults to small picnics for small children. Playleaders promote safety and creative, free-flowing games throughout the PlayDay. The types of games vary depending on the site and the composition of the group. The game schedule should alternate between active and passive games to give players and leaders a chance to rest. The equipment used should be as simple and inexpensive as possible, so that it can be easily replaced. This paper describes the American affiliate of the International Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPA/USA). Guidelines for planning, organizing, and implementing a PlayDay are provided. Considerations for particular games are covered. The final sections contain a worksheet for planning games and activities; a 10-item bibliography; a checklist, which lists all the committees that might be involved in a PlayDay; a blank quick-check form for the committees; and IPA/USA membership information. (AC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: International Association for the Child's Right to Play. American Affiliate.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Association on Children Under Six (43rd, Tulsa, OK, March 25-28, 1992).