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Creating Happy Memories 2022

Play In Nature Ideas for Children: Scavenger Hunt

An outdoor scavenger hunt is one of the many ways your children can play in nature, get fresh air and…

How can nature help your child’s development?

Here, Family Action Early Years Manager shares three key ways playing in nature can support your child’s development. Find out…

Family Action Play Activity – Food

Fill your bellies and your day with this handy guide showing you how to involve food in your child’s play.…

Mud and Sand Ideas for Children: Digging with Tools and Toys

You can play with mud and sand as a digging activity. We’re sharing tips on digging with toys and tools…

Mud and Sand Ideas for Children: Outdoor Kitchen

You can play with mud and sand as a kind of mock kitchen. Watch our video for tips on setting…

Junk Modelling Ideas for Children: Painting

Junk modelling is the process of creating arts and crafts out of recyclable household materials. It is a great way…

Junk Modelling Ideas for Children: Creating Structures

Junk modelling is the process of creating arts and crafts out of recyclable household materials. It is a great way…

3 ways junk modelling supports child development

Family Action Early Years Manager shares three key ways junk modelling can help your child’s development. Find out more about Creating…

How to embrace risk and mess when playing with children

Many parents struggle to let go and play with children because of the mess and potential risk child-led play can…

How to make time for play

Modern life often leaves us little time to play. Here’s how to squeeze it in.   While our current campaign is…

How to set up an environment for play

Want to set up the perfect play space? We’ve got you covered.  There’s a lot of pressure on parents and…

How to play well with your child

Some people make playing look easy. Learn how to be one of them here.  It seems so simple, doesn’t it?…

New play-based learning activities for a summer of happy family memories

We’ve put together a range of practical play-based learning activities for 0–5-year-olds that are approved by our experts, and are…

The developmental milestones in your baby’s first year

We share advice and research on early years development and suitable play-based learning activities for babies in their first year.…

Family play activity – junk modelling

Sometimes you can build a compelling day of play around what we usually throw away. Find out more about junk…

How to make the everyday playful

A great starting point for having more family fun is to think about how you can make each day a…

Family play activity – modelling dough

This simple guide provides you a bunch of handy tips designed to get you rolling up your sleeves and getting…

Family play activity – water play

Build a day of wonderous water play using this handy guide full of useful tips. What is it? Available to…

Are you the FUN or UNFUN one in your family?

When we think about our own childhoods many of us remember a family member as being the go-to individual for…

Why play is helping your child to develop and thrive

We all want our children to be happy and settled as they move from home or pre-school settings into school…

How play helps your child’s development

We spoke with play experts, Dr. Lisa Lohiser and Dr. Corinne Eggleston from our partner Fisher-Price™ Play Lab to understand more…

Family Play Activity – Nature

This handy guide is packed full of simple tips to make the most of a play session in nature. What…

Family play activity – mud and sand

This quick guide gives you all the information you need to build a day of messy, and glorious, play using…

How play helps bring families closer and creates happy memories

We explore how play helps to bring families closer and create happy memories.   Take a minute to think about your…

How play helps us with wellbeing

Here we discuss the positive benefits of play for children and grown-ups alike.   This summer we are exploring the power…

The Power of Play

We’re focusing on the power of play this summer. Here we tell you why. If there’s one thing staff in…