VIDEO: Playing for the Day

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To nurture students’ imaginations, all K-4 schools in the Riverhead Central School District participated in Global Play Day on Feb. 6.

As part of the initiative, students were encouraged to bring toys and games to school and simply play with their classmates. Throughout the day, smiling students played with Barbie dolls, Matchbox cars, Legos and playdough. A group of students were even spotted playing “school.” 

The full-day event was brought to the district by the third-grade team at Roanoke Elementary School in hopes that it would inspire families to plan for more unstructured play time during non-school hours while also developing students’ social and imaginative skills.