India is a signatory to the UNCRC Article 31 (1990)—Right to Play for every child. Yet, the importance of Play as integral to a child’s growth is undervalued. Society at large considers academics important, and Play does not figure unless as a career option in sports. While there are a few experiential schools, these are accessible to only a few privileged elites. Toybank aims to make Play a reality for every child.
In 2020, the revised National Education Policy, in spite of limitations, accepted the Play-way method of education. This gives us the window to advocate how Play helps social-emotional learning and mental health.