Every Child Wales

Play Wales has been working in partnership with Public Health Wales on its Every Child Wales programme. 

Every Child Wales advises that children should play out everyday – to support the programme we have produced a range of new publications and blogs.

Helpful tips for parents to support children’s play 

Our new Helpful tips for parents to support children's play includes information about the physical and mental benefits of playing, tips for playful parenting as well as addressing parental concerns about playing outdoors. 

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Everyday adventures 

Every child benefits from outdoor play opportunities – we don’t have to spend money on costly activities or travel miles to a destination playground. We can all provide low cost opportunities in our communities by making play part of our daily routine. We have produced a short list of simple ideas for everyday adventures.

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Play, playwork and food

This information sheet explores the current health agenda, play and health, how food can be provided in a playwork setting as well as attitudes and values towards food. It also includes case studies from Gwenfro Valley in Wrexham, Meriden Adventure Playground in Birmingham and Glamis Adventure Playground in London.

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Focus on play

This briefing for public health professionals features information about the importance of play for children’s health and wellbeing, play and physical activity and emotional wellbeing, addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences through play, creating time for outdoor play in settings, as well as the role of healthy schools and public health professionals in promoting play.

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Play Wales blogs

As part of our work to support the programme we shared a series of blogs: