Play: a need, a right, an opportunity. At dlalanathi play is woven through all that we do as we believe that it is curial to our wholeness and wellbeing.
1. Play is key to living life well.
2. Playing together is the way that we build relationships with children.
3. Play is the way that children grow and develop holistically.
4. Play is the way that children make meaning of their world and life experiences.
5. Child-led play is vital as it shifts the power dynamic in the relationship.
6. Play is fun. It enlivens us. It is a shared experience of joy for both the child and their caregiver.
7. Play stimulates curiosity about life and the world.
8. Play is a right.
9. Play nurtures well-being and enhances healing in times of trauma, pain and loss.