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Playday Event in Kilmarnock

24 July, 2019
Categories: Blog

Playday activities are taking place in Kay park, Kilmarnock! There will be a variety of activities to take part in with 6 different zones including the Fun Zone, Messy Zone, Physical Zone, Creative Zone, Free Play Zone and Adventure Zone!

Contact details: 

Karen Kerr

Email: vibrantcommunities@east-ayrshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01563 576319

 

 

Brain Hierarchy: When Your Child’s Lower Brain Levels Are Weak, they Can’t Learn

6 June, 2019
Categories: Blog

Did you know that the brain of an infant contains essentially all the brain cells that they will ever need for learning throughout their lifespan? Add this to the knowledge that a newborn baby’s brain is about a third the size of an adult brain, but has all the mechanics it needs to develop speech, language, balance, coordination, executive functioning and sensory input.  Full blog

 

Training new doctors through child’s play

19 April, 2019
Categories: Blog

There is an old adage, that children are the best teachers. And for health professional students on their way to becoming doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, making children feel comfortable and cared for is an important skill to learn.
Good communication skills in health practitioners have been shown to be associated with benefits for patients including improved quality of life and symptom improvement, increased adherence to treatment plans and better management of chronic conditions.  Full blog

 

Shaped by play and inclusive play

16 April, 2019
Categories: Blog

Play has an invaluable role in encouraging child development. But play isn’t just one thing. It’s an invitation to explore, learn and grow. Play opens up a world of possibilities.

 

Play—on a playground, in a soccer game or at an art studio—teaches kids how to not only exist together but to accept people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. In other words, play helps shape kids into thinkers, dreamers, and leader.  Full blog