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Playday Survey 2017 – We need your help

29 June, 2017
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What do you think about playing today and how have play opportunities changed for children, families and communities through time?  We want to hear what you think.

Playday, the national day to celebrate play, is 30 years old this year.  The national organisations that promote play in the UK want to find out how play opportunities have changed over these years and need your help.

Could you spare 15-20 minutes to complete an online survey?  

Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PLAYDAY_2017_SURVEY to complete the survey and we would be grateful if you ask your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to complete too.

Help us understand the nature of the play in the UK today and how this has changed over the last 30 years.

Closing date for survey is 21 July.

For more information about Playday and the UK-wide survey, please let us know.

Thanking you in advance.

Dad play with babies ‘boost mental growth’

11 May, 2017
Categories: News

Fathers who interact more with their babies during the first few months of life may boost their child’s mental development, experts have found.

Children of fathers who are more engaged and active when playing with their babies perform better on cognitive tests later in childhood, according to a study published in Infant Mental Health Journal.  Full article