Monthly Archives: October 2012

How play in the natural world boosts wellbeing and inspires imagination.

Children benefit from being outdoors and playing with few props or manufactured toys so a recent research paper confirms: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121011135036.htm  But with autumn drawing on and scares about child safety influencing our plans how can we ensure children do get the … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about how to develop children’s wellbeing rather than how to manage behaviour: 10 Ways to Help Children Flourish.

Today saw the launch of the new guidelines from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence on the recognition, intervention and management of Conduct Disorders . The report suggests up to 5% of children may be affected. That sounds pretty scary to me. It … Continue reading

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The Positive Psychology of Play: How Play Helps Children to Flourish

Children love to play and become totally absorbed in games they choose for themselves.  Everyone agrees that play is important for young children but once children reach school age it can become crowded out by a busy timetable of structured … Continue reading

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