The Summer of Play project and the contents on this page are part of an initiative that grew out of the Canadian Association for Young Children. Please visit CAYC Saskatchewan on Facebook for more information: http://www.facebook.com/CAYCsask
Our Letter to the Community
Play is doing anything for the fun of it. Human beings play anywhere and everywhere and play requires nothing at all. There is no method for play. There is no need to be taught how to play. There is no wrong way to play. Human beings play from birth. They play with their surroundings, caregivers, and environment. It is how we become acquainted with and make sense of our world.
These "play sparks" are not prescribed activities. They are only ideas that might help spark some simple at-home or park outdoor play. It seems that often, a play invitation will transform and evolve into something entirely different from the initial spark. This is a good thing! Enjoy these simple ideas that might spark some simple outdoor play this summer! Follow us on social media for more ideas and examples: @playyqr (Instagram), @CAYCsask (Facebook).
Regina and these playspaces are situated on Treaty 4 territory, the original lands of the Cree, Ojibwe, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Play is a significant part of culture and identity. Provided by the Government of Saskatchewan and offered by the University of Regina, there is a Cree language learning resource available under "Schools and play." Visitors are encouraged to visit the Anti-Racism and Play webpage.