Say and Play: A tool for young children and those who care for them
The “Say and Play” tool supports and facilitates encouragement of adults to learn about young children’s experiences and views, and encourages children to express themselves naturally through games and stories. By improving communication, Say and Play creates a dialogue between adults and vulnerable young children in need of services or a hand to hold.
Say and Play has five objectives:
-To help us to better understand young children and their needs;
-To improve communication between adults and children;
-To strengthen the parent–child relationship;
-To increase children’s participation: to help them express opinions and make decisions about matters that affect their lives;
-To link young children to relevant health, educational and psychological services.