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Tag Archives: "importance of play"

30 Jun, 2020

The importance of play

Here is another good piece from The Growing Child newsletter distributed by Lifestart The Importance of Play It is generally through play that a preschool child learns about the world around her and then assimilates what she has learned into her concept of reality. Preschool children enjoy three different forms of play: physical, manipulative, and […]

1 May, 2020

Let’s Play Links and Resources

Published: 24 April 2020 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs Here’s a list of some great organisations that have really useful information and resources on their websites. The Ark At home arts activities and other creative resources for children. ark.ie Barnardos Helping transform children’s lives through their services; support parents; and challenge society where […]

29 Apr, 2020

The right to play

We might think that play is “just play” but as we can see here in this piece from Let’s Play Ireland https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/why-play/ so much is going on in play! Children are exploring who they are, what they can do and what the world around them is like when they play. Play is so important that […]

29 Apr, 2020

Let’s Play Ideas

Here is another good piece from the Government website Let’s Play Ireland  https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/lets-play-ireland/ Published: 24 April 2020 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs Here are some ideas for play that cost very little: take out frustration by squashing pillows or stamping cardboard boxes until they are flat draw pictures on card and cut them into […]

29 Apr, 2020

The importance of play during a crisis

Let’s Play Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency. They have some excellent resources available at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/lets-play-during-covid-19/ but here at Parent Hub Donegal we are going to post the individual articles to make them as accessible as possible for you. The first piece in […]