The phrase "take advantage of" is usually perceived as negative. Is there a word or a phrase with a similar meaning which would convey a more positive meaning? Akin to "make use of the situation" but more refined.
"Games and songs provide the perfect opportunity for classroom interaction and language development."
and also Golden opportunity - a very good chance to do or achieve something
I'm writing a paper and need a way of saying 'to take advantage of' an opportunity in a way that is neutral and can be used by either a profit or nonprofit firm that perceives an opportunity to satisfy a human need. The closest word I have found is 'seize' an opportunity. This term is used in a framework for Dynamic Capabilities described by David Teece in 2007.