Childcare network stressing the importance of play

An initiative to stress the importance of play is underway across the border counties, with a special focus  on the educational importance of play.

The Border Counties Childcare Network says 20,000 children in Pre-school services across the Border Counties will today learn and sing a special "play song" as part of Play Awareness Week which xontinues until Friday.

BCCN says the initiative is being promoted at 1,000 pre-schools in Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth.

BCCN manager Denise Mc Cormilla says many people don't appreciate the importance of play.....

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