All about play
In the All About Play section you can find out why playing is good for your child or teenager. You can discover more about how it is good for them and how it helps them develop. You can also find information about the different ways children play and how play changes throughout childhood.
There are lots of ways to support children’s play, whatever the age of your child. Our practical tips and suggestions will help you feel ready and confident to deal with common situations and questions.
Play really is for everyone. It is important for the health and happiness of all children and teenagers. Find out more about the right of all children to play and be included in play.
Benefits of play
No matter how old your child is, playing is good for their wellbeing and development. Find out more about the benefits of play.
It can be challenging to work out how best to support your child’s play. Tips and advice for playful parents.
Play is for everyone
All children have the right to play as part of a happy, healthy childhood. Find out more about play for everyone.
Playing, hanging out, relaxing and socialising are important parts of teenagers’ lives. They contribute to teenagers’ sense of identity as well as their development and wellbeing.
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All about play
Understand the importance of play
In the All About Play section you can find out why playing is good for your child or teenager.
Play in the community
Want to change attitudes towards play in your community?
In the Play in the Community section you will find how to guides, practical advice and inspiring examples.
Need some play inspiration? Look no further.
This section is full of ideas that you can use to start playing at home or outside.