CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Students at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School in Croton-on-Hudson enjoyed at least one hour of uninstructed play time, in addition to recess, on Feb. 3 as part of Global School Play Day, joining more than 177,000 other students from around the world.
The day was an entirely unplugged one. Students steered clear of all electronics and screens in favor of toys like board games, Legos and jigsaw puzzles. The school’s eldest students, in grades two through four, were also invited to bring in their favorite toys from home to share with classmates throughout the day.
Initiated in 2015, Global School Play Day encourages students to create their own games with little or no teacher instruction and to interact freely with their peers. To read more about the benefits of playing, visit their website .
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