Playground 21/22

COLLABORATIVE MULTI MEDIA PROJECT.

Playground 21/22 builds on the success of the pilot project that took place in Kent in 2018-19.

The project recognises that the first years of life are the most critical having a lasting impact on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and life. Playground aims to inspire young children aged 0-24 months and their families by immersing them and those who care for them in creative activity that is deeply engaging, sensory and above all fun. I am part of a diverse group of artists delivering multidisciplinary sessions in 12 libraries and 6 early years settings across Kent, we hope to empower parents and carers with the confidence and enthusiasm for continued and sustained creative engagement with their children.

Each session lasts 45 minutes and are non – verbal, so easily accessible to families whose first language is not English.

This second phase is supported by Kent County Council’s Children and Young People Programme – Reconnect, in the context and recognition that Covid has had a major impact on all sectors of our society but in particular on children and young people.

Here is a link to my Playground journey and reflections.