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Play ideas

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.

Craft for children

Den Building

Loose Parts

Messy Play


Play for communities

Play for families

The NHS have some great tips and videos for playing with babies and toddlers.

Play in schools

Support for 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.

Please note, Perth and Kinross Council is not responsible for the content of external websites and apps.

Contact details

Childcare Strategy Team

Perth Grammar School Community Wing, Perth, PH1 5AZ
Tel 01738 472350