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Play Programme

Your exploration of play starts here!

Family Action, supported by Fisher-Price™ Play Labs, is proud to offer a FREE Play Programme, sharing early years expertise, practical tips and simple activities for families looking for quick and easy ways to build play into the everyday and help children thrive.

The programme’s five modules look at the why and how of play, great ways grown-ups can get involved and fun activities to try at home.

Sign up to receive your free Play Programme emailed direct to your inbox once a week. The modules are delivered over a five week period, but can be accessed at any time here, so it’s there whenever you’re ready.

Module 1:

Why We Should Be Playing More

Play is fundamental for our growth, health and development. It can also support wellbeing and bring your family closer together. In module 1 we look at the case for play and why it's important.

Module 2:

How Play Works

Play is a simple word for something that does so much for you and your children. In module 2 we look at some of the science behind play, simplified and how it benefits our children's development.

Module 3:

Play and You

Play is vital for children and adults alike. In module 3 we look at playing as a grown-up and why it's important. Learn more about how you can contribute to a child’s play, as well as how to unleash your inner child.

Module 4:

Finding Time for Everyday Play

There are only so many hours in the day, but there’s always a way to be playful – even if you’ve only got five minutes in a busy day. If that sounds impossible let us tell you how in module 4 with quick ways to make play a daily part of your family’s life.

Module 5:

Ready… Steady… PLAY!

In the last module of our Play Programme, we leave you with a range of simple and low-cost activities designed by our early years experts to maximise the value of play with your children and as a family.

Our experts discuss what your child is secretly learning as they play and the simple things you can do to help them get the most from it.

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