Principle 6

Create a balanced environment

“Give me more time to play, allow me to use my time to play.”
(Olympia and Kostis, 9 and 10 years old, Greece)

  • When designing a product or service, consider different moods, views and contexts of play.
  • Offer some breathing space. Foster interactive as well as passive time. Encourage children to have breaks. Consider the use of offline, social, in-person and tactile experiences.
  • Make it easy for children and their care givers to set limits. Help develop and transform those limits as appropriate for the child’s developmental journey.

Links to the UN Rights of the Child:
The Right to Development, The Right to Learn & The Right to Leisure and Play