Full details at here
Earlier this year Northern Ireland hosted the biennial 4 Nations Play Symposium at Cultra Manor, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. You can view the report here
Lots of ideas for play on YouTube
Book your space before 14th October and get this CPD Seminar for an amazing £75 per person.
Delivering on the Attainment Challenge through Play
You will hear presentations from:
Dr David Whitebread on the Importance of Play and Learning
Dr Whitehead was the Principal Investigator on Play Learning and Narrative Skills which was to investigate the positive influence that a playful learning approach could have in 5-10 year olds’ narrative and writing skills funded from the Lego Foundation.
John J Reilly, Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health Science Physical Activity for Health, Strathclyde University on the Health and Educational Impact of Active Play.
Prof Reilly was involved in a Knowledge Exchange largely through leading the ‘Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card’ (www.activehealthykidsscotland.co.uk), a ‘state of the nation’ report on the physical activity and health of Scottish children and adolescents.
The Children’s University of Scotland on their Passport to Learning.
The University gives children aged 5 to 14 opportunities to take part in exciting, interactive and voluntary learning activities, outside of normal school hours.
We will also be launching the Children’s Play Charter and the Inclusive Play Charter and much more!! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking form or download:
‘baby brain workout’ is made up of 15 simple activities parents can choose to do with their baby or toddler, any time of the day. Playing with water, singing and tickling are just a few of the fun things included.
The activities are based on ‘Five to Thrive’ building blocks of talk, play, relax, cuddle and respond. The building blocks help children aged 0-5 grow up healthy and happy by building their communication skills, learn how to get on with and understand others and manage their personal feelings. Full details here
Boredom Busters is a brand new, fun app for 8-12 year olds, designed to get children actively playing more in a variety of different ways. This app is packed full of inspirational ideas for ways to play brought to you by Play Scotland.
For full details check our our Boredom Busters Page
Campaigns to promote physical activity and reduce obesity among children should focus more on active outdoor play, according to a study led at the University of Strathclyde.
The Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card 2016 has found that children’s physical activity levels are continuing to fall well short of recommended levels. Full report here
Making Space 2016: an international award for excellence in the design of spaces for children and young people
Part of the Festival of Architecture 2016 and the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Full details here
You can view the full report here