From building dens to making splodgy paintings, splashing in puddles or playing hide and seek – there are so many ways to play.
Playing often happens without much planning but sometimes it’s helpful to have a few suggestions ready – we all run out of ideas sometimes. The Start Playing section has lots of inspirational ideas for you and your child when you are thinking of things to do.
One of the great things about playing is there is no right or wrong way to do it. Dip into our collection of ideas and then do them your way.
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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.