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National Week of Play 2024

Childhood serves a purpose; it isn’t something to “get through” or speed up. It’s there to protect developing minds. To nurture young souls. So, let’s give our kids the space to be unbusy. Let’s unschedule. Let’s “miss out”. Let’s hold the space for childhood. Because childhood isn’t a dress rehearsal for adulthood. —Tracy Gillett We all […]

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Play and nature

Friederich Froebel was a pioneering educator who invented kindergarten. He emphasised that children should experience all aspects of nature, not just plants and animals. One of the best ways children can experience nature, he argued, is through their play outdoors in the garden and in the wider natural environment. Through real life experiences, children learn

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Fiddly Fingers

Activities to help develop fine motor skills for the under fives So much of what we do each day relies on our fine motor skills. A baby clumsily grabbing for your necklace, a toddler learning to drink with a straw, or a pre-schooler starting to write their name are all putting their fine motor skills

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National Week of Play: How nature nurtures our mental health

  “Our relationship with nature – how much we notice, think about and appreciate our natural surroundings – is a critical factor in supporting good mental health and preventing distress.” The above quote is taken from ‘Nature: How connecting with nature benefits our mental health‘, a report by the Mental Health Foundation.   Immerse yourself in nature

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Duplo Fun!

As part of National Week of Play, Lego have donated packs of Duplo to us. Come along to our regular Dads Stay & Play session which will have a Duplo focus this week. To book your place go to www.lewishamcfc.org.uk/booking-form or text or leave a message on 07377 724243   We are also running Duplo

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