Delivering on the Attainment Challenge through Play Seminar

12 October, 2016
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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’ (, 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 for booking form or download:

Booking form – Seminar 24 November 2016

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New baby brain workout launched from Barnardos

5 August, 2016
Categories: Information, News

‘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 – new ideas to play

3 August, 2016
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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