Specifically developed by Learn To Play, our Mamapreneurs in each community receive training on the Rainbow Play Approach as a toolkit for establishing informal playgroups for children under the age of 6.
It is currently also being applied at two private Nursery Schools in Botswana as their school-wide curriculum, a Parenting and Play programme, and at paediatric oncology ward. The Rainbow Play approach has been presented to delegates at the AfECN Conference in Nairobi in October 2018, and will be shared at the World Forum for Early Care and Education in Macao, April 2019. We have also been invited to present our unique framework at the prestigious Africa Play Conference.
The Rainbow Play Approach provides young children, their caregivers & educators as well as curriculum developers and policy makers, with a methodology that will allow them to thrive and fulfill their potential, whatever their circumstance, context or community in both formal and informal settings.
The Rainbow Play Approach is particularly pertinent for those working with children who may have a background of poverty or adversity as it focuses so heavily on the power of play, as well for children with specific needs such as:
- Community initiatives
- Nursery school settings
- Refugee camps
- Informal settlements
- Hospitals & rehab centres for children in long-term care
- Children with special needs including genetic conditions & disorders
- Children with attention and hyperactivity disorders
- Children who have been affected by substances during pregnancy e.g. FAS, maternal drug addiction
- Children with unfulfilled potential and toxic stress
- Children with Infections that result in middle ear infections, loss of hearing etc.
- Premature births
- Poor health, nutrition & stunting
- Severe poverty
- Lack of care, neglect or abuse