Leading Child Development Through Play
We aim to ensure every child's Right to Play by mainstreaming Play in everyday life and forefronting it in policy
Children have shown a 2x increase in attention, a 5x increase in honesty and a 10x increase in curiosity in our 3-year Impact Assessment study
Our unique Conscious Play™ approach empowers children through a transformational impact on childhood experiences and outcomes
We set up play labs - a safe space enabling children to develop 21st-century life skills like critical thinking, communication and socio-emotional skills
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The Power of Play
Play is a life-affirming spark that keeps children spirited and joyful even in the face of adversity. Play drives us to live in the moment. Play needs no language; Play is the language for a child to communicate and explore.
Toybank, the flagship project of The Opentree Foundation, a non-profit organisation, optimises the power of play to ensure happier, healthier and fulfilling childhoods. Our play programmes create safe spaces that empower at-risk children to grow, learn and express themselves.
Play enriches childhood in ways that lead children to grow into confident, responsible and compassionate members of our society.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken [adults].
– Frederick Douglass
The Numbers at Play
Toybank’s 3-year impact study with over 8,000 children shows how Play changed children’s lives in Mumbai’s urban informal settlements.
(Period: April 2017 - March 2020)
Play Changes Lives
We have grown our Play programme presence to 12 districts across Maharashtra, India. It has successfully helped at-risk children develop greater cognitive, socio-emotional and critical thinking skills.
Children actively learning through play every day
Government school partners
Teachers trained as Play facilitators
Our Play Advocates
What Supporters Say About Us