Let’s Play is MASKK’s wider community arm. MASKK deliver a variety of activities that encourage children and families to play more and these are delivered in a variety of locations.
MASKK believe children today do not have the same opportunities to play freely, in a safe environment and in the way that many of us were able to do when we were children. Through play, children develop social and interaction skills, whilst also supporting their physical and emotional development. Play allows them to discover the world around them, learn about each other and start to understand themselves. By playing, children try new things, negotiate with each other, make decisions, learn to cooperate, to pick themselves up and to try again if things don’t work out the first time. Play is essential to the development of a healthy child. It should be freely chosen and offer a balance of risk and challenge.
Let’s Play sessions are led by our Duty Manager and our experienced team of Playworkers and Volunteers. All our session leaders have DBS checks, Playwork training, First Aid Training, Safeguarding Training, Food Hygiene Training and much more. We work closely with training providers to ensure our staff and volunteers have access to up to date and relevant training.
Have you got an idea for an activity or project to support children but need some help to get it started? Then email our Play & Development Manager firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we can help.
Due to covid-19 restrictions our community activities were significantly reduced in 2020 and so we created some at home resources. These can be found here: https://www.maskk.org.uk/home/maskk-activity-booklets/ for you to enjoy.