Children thrive in environments which are not only safe and secure but also give them opportunities to learn, to grow and develop. Engaging and stimulating physical environments provide children with opportunities for play and to have fun. Children have some control over their environments and are encouraged to personalise their spaces.
This booklet provides information about what children say they need most, helping children gain ownership over space, creating child-friendly spaces, taking child-friendly environments with you, why play is so important, and games.
Some of the tools from the Kids Central Toolkit are also available to download below, including: