Playing at home

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On our Playful Childhoods website, we have created an ‘indoor play’ section to inspire parents and carers when children may need some play ideas. The section includes fun, easy, playful ideas for children to enjoy in and around the home as well as practical and supportive tips for parents and carers.

The section includes pages ranging from top tips for dens at home, to colouring in, to how to deal with messy play, to ideas for playful parenting.

Resources

Playing at home guide
A handy guide to help parents and carers to support their children to have plenty of good opportunities to play at home. It provides helpful tips and ideas about play for all children and supportive reminders for parents and carers.

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Playing actively in and around the home
This resource pulls together information about how playing actively can make a crucial contribution to children’s health and well-being. It also explores what the UK Chief Medical Officers’ physical activity guidelines say.

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Suporting children’s well-being through play
Playing contributes to improved well-being during times of uncertainty. It’s children’s way of supporting their own health and well-being. These top tips aim to help parents to support their children’s play during times of stress. 

Play ideas lists

Blog posts

The Playful Childhoods blog also features a range of new posts, some of which have been provided by guest writers:

Storybooks

Fun in the garden
Fun in the garden is our latest storybook about children’s right to play. It’s a bilingual book for primary school children and parents, supporting children to make sure they have the right to play and for parents to advocate for local play. It is also a useful resource to support those working with children and families.

We worked with a storyteller, cartoonist, year 6 children at Charles Williams Primary School in Caerleon and Petra Publishing to produce the storybook.

Anyone who lives or works in Wales – and is signed up to our mailing list – can order free a copy. If you would like to receive a copy in the post, email us with your details, including a postal address.

Fun in the dungeon
We have also made our original storybook – Fun in the dungeon – available for all to read online for a limited time. We want more children and families in Wales and further afield to be able to enjoy the story.

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