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A framework for holistic early childhood development that has creativity, discovery and wonder at the heart of its approach.

The Rainbow Play Approach

location_on Gaborone, Botswana
The Rainbow Play Approach is a tool that can be applied across formal and informal early childhood settings. It is trauma informed, directly links with 3 components of the Nurturing Care Framework and provides a framework for children’s rights to be met, allowing them to thrive and fulfil their potential, whatever their circumstance, context or community.
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Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Priyanka Handa Ram on February 25th, 2020
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Target Group
400
Children/Users
4
Countries
2017
Established
Not-for-profit
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327
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Updated on May 6th, 2020
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Rainbow Play Approach

What we do?

Learn To Play, or Ithute Go Tshameka in Setswana, enables mothers in vulnerable communities to establish child-centred, developmentally-appropriate, and culturally-relevant playgroups. Through our curriculum, Rainbow Play training, interventions, and a specially-designed ‘playgroup in a box’, they get the skills and resources they need to teach the children of their community, establishing a bridge between their community life and formal education.


Why we do it?

More than 200 million children under the age of 5 fail to reach their potential in cognitive development. Poverty, poor health and nutrition, as well as the lack of early stimulation holds these children back. But early years care should not be a luxury and the Rainbow Play framework helps to make early childhood principles easily accessible and understandable to caregivers and educators from all backgrounds and contexts. 

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Achievements & Awards

February 2020
Innovation added to the HundrED
April 2019
Presented at The World Forum Foundation
February 2019
Presented at Africa Play Conference
October 2018
Presented A Poster at the Africa Early Childhood Network (AfECN) Conference
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