Play is a magical time where children learn about the world around them, it is a time they have to themselves to be creative, imaginative, take risk, push their own boundaries and be active.
Play takes place naturally for children and is a personal journey that is unique to each individual child. It is important that adults allow this time for play to take place especially in today's busy world. Providing these opportunities for play doesn't have to an expensive or challenging process.
Here are some links to websites and documents which are full of ideas that will help you to provide rich play experiences for your children.
- Nature detectives
- 50 things to do
- Play4Life Outdoor Play [626Kb]
- Delivering High Quality Play and Learning Environments Outdoors [3Mb]
- Space to Grow - Design Guidance for Childcare Settings [5Mb]
- Space to Grow - Indoor and Outdoor Settings [2Mb]
Apps to Download
In today's world of gadgets, download these useful apps for smartphones to encourage your children to get out and play.
There are lots of really engaging, interactive and informative websites to visit to find out all you will need to know about play. Follow the links below for more information related to play.
- Parent Club Scotland
- Play Scotland
- Play England
- Play Wales
- International Play Association
- Thrive Outdoors
Please note, Perth and Kinross Council is not responsible for the content of external websites and apps.