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Playing at home guide


Despite the current pandemic, children will still need and want to play. Having the chance to play is an important part of a happy and healthy childhood for every child. Making time and space for children to play at home every day is important.

As part of our Playful Childhoods campaign, we have put together a handy guide to help parents to make sure their children have plenty of good opportunities to play. It provides helpful reminders, ideas and tips about play for all children – no matter how old they are.

The guide features information about:

  • Why play matters
  • Supporting children’s well-being through play
  • Parenting playfully
  • Screen time for children of all ages
  • Preparing children to play out confidently

… and plenty of free and simple play ideas for all the family.

Please share the Playing at home guide with the families you work with. This will help us to support as many parents as possible across Wales – and beyond – to provide opportunities for children to play at home.

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