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Playing with your children can help them with their learning and development. It is important to take some time if you can, and there are lots of things that you can do to spend time with your children that won’t break the bank!  


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Ideas to help your child play and learn

  1. Look at books and sing songs and nursery rhymes with your child. It’s fun and will help them develop their language and communication skills.
  2. Use things that you’ve already got in the house e.g. play with water, pretend to cook, use sock puppets or dress up in old clothes.
  3. Get involved yourself. Your child will learn more from you than they will from any toy.

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NSPCC, Family Lives and NHS have different ideas you can try on playing and learning with your child:  

Time to reflect

When thinking about taking time to play with your children…  

What are you already doing that you want to carry on doing? 

What have you learned that you could try today? 

What do you want to do next? 

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