National Week of Play

National Week of Play: The importance of parents’ involvement in their children’s learning  

We must make sure that parents recognise the huge impact they can have on their children’s outcomes and attainment...Read more

National Week of Play: The role of the adult in learning through play

In this post Charlotte Whalley explores what roles an adult may take on as they support children to learn through play Read more

National Week of Play: Playing outdoors and in the local environment 

Although not having a garden might add additional challenges around getting outdoors, we can all become experts at thinking outside the box and create opportunities for the children we care for to explore their immediate environments.Read more

National Week of Play: Harnessing the Therapeutic Value of Play

Sometimes, it can be harder to distinguish the benefits of play to children's mental wellbeing and emotional intelligence, than on social and physical development — but they are there and we should be aware of them.   Read more

National Week of Play: Social play and its benefits

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning, but for children play is serious learning....Read more

National Week of Play: Reclaiming children's right to play

Play is not just a right that we can bestow on children, it is a basic need integral to their learning and development and vital to their wellbeing...Read more

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