The TOY4Inclusion Handbook ‘Play for Inclusion’

The ‘Play for Inclusion’ Handbook is a new resource for practitioners who work in non-formal early childhood education and care (ECEC) services supporting the integration and psychosocial well-being of young refugee children and their caregivers.

The Handbook is intended for civil society organisations, educators, community development workers, mediators, ECEC and preschool practitioners, primary school teachers, teaching assistants, play workers, and volunteers. It is organised in five parts:

  • Part One through Three of the Handbook are intended for civil society organisations, trainers, mentors and ECD practitioners. These sections provide important background theory on the effects of war, displacement and trauma on child development and well-being, the concept of community-based child-friendly spaces – Play Hubs, as well as an overview of non-formal ECD services in emergencies.
  • Part Four presents the benefits of intergenerational learning for young and old, with particular attention to social inclusion.
  • Part Five provides an easy-to-use selection of simple activities that can be organised in Play Hubs and other non-formal and informal education settings involving children, parents, and other family members. This is a compilation of original activities as well as adapted ones from other publications.