Recreative activities for children in emergencies

Recreative activities


Date of publication:  01 Jan 2007 Authors:  Terre des hommes Publisher:  Terre des hommes Publication type:  Toolkit / Handbook / Manual

This technical sheet provides guidance on the implementation of recreative activities within the context of any type of child protection project, whether an emergency or longer-term development project.  In an emergency situation one of the first things to disappear from a child’s life is the
sufficient time and space in which to play. Recreational activities, if carried out in a safe and structured environment, can help children to recover, to continue to develop and to socialise with others, thus ensuring their protection.  This short manual provides a summary undertanding of the benefits of recreational play for children, specific tips for application, and a list of the requirements for implementing this program.

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