Lewisham Children & Family Centre

national week of play

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…

National Week of Play 2022: Protecting the planet through play

At a time when there is – rightly – a growing focus on the need to take urgent action to safeguard the future of our planet, helping young children to build a lifelong relationship with the natural world couldn’t be more important. Making eco-sustainability both meaningful and fun can help even the youngest children learn…

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…

The Science of Play: ONLY playing? Think again

Did you know we are meant to play throughout life? Whether physical activity, social interaction, competition, adventure or art our need to play is hardwired into our brains. Research over the years tells us that play is no longer thought of as a waste of time!! Play is recognised as being necessary for learning, a…

Messy Play

Hi there My name is Sandra Faucher and I am an Early Years Practitioner for Lewisham Children and Family Centres. I’m going to share with you some information about Messy Play and I’ve put together some simple ideas and recipes to make it fun during these challenging times. I hope you enjoy it. What is…

Toys and time to play

My name is Anne I am an Early Years Practitioner and trained Henry Facilitator and I run the Little Explorers sessions for the last couple of weeks we have been using Five to Thrive looking at how your baby’s brain grows better, when you do five simple things that feed the brain: RESPOND, CUDDLE. RELAX.…

Role Play and Superheroes

Hello everybody, I’m Donna an Early Years Practitioner and trained Henry Facilitator and I hope you are all well and enjoying being out and about more. Today we are looking at Role play and Superheroes. If you have young children, you will probably know how much they enjoy role play and dressing up as their…

Outdoor Play

Hello everyone. I’m Donna an Early Years Practitioner and Henry Facilitator and I facilitate a diverse range of children and parent sessions at our Children and Family Centres in Lewisham. Let’s talk a little about why children should spent more time outdoors and why outdoor play is vital for children’s development and learning. Outdoor Play  Dr…

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