Creative Play in Early Childhood
Sesego Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 2005 with a mission to make a sustainable difference in the lives of vulnerable people in South Africa. The ethos of Sesego Foundation is hinged on the spirit of “Ubuntu”- bringing together people and resources for various socially significant projects in communities across South Africa including education, community development and entrepreneurship.
Nexon Foundation donated 300,000 bricks to Sesego to be distributed to 28 early childhood development centers in in the greater Alexandria area adjacent to Johannesburg. 169 practioners came together to develop an extensive curriculum that integrates brick play into child development.
Based on a 5-week curriculum implementation, it has been observed that integrating brick play elements into the curriculum leads to greater engagement, excitement and teamwork among children.