Learning and play

Living, playing and learning is a natural need for babies and young children. Through play, children learn and develop language, emotions, creativity, social and intellectual skills. This section has advice on play ideas, reading with your child and preparing them ready for school.  

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Estimated read: 10 minutes Play is one of the main ways in which children learn and develop. It helps to build self worth by giving a child a sense o...
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Estimated read: 7 minutes  Picking up a book and reading with your young child can be a very warm and loving experience. While you have their un...
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Estimated read: 8 minutes  There are lots of games you can play with your baby or toddler to help them learn and develop, and keep them entertai...
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Estimated read: 8 minutes  As well as helping with words and numbers, there's a lot you can do to get your child ready for school. Play offers c...
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Estimated read: 6 minutes  Learning to talk is an incredible journey. In just a relatively short period of time, children progress from being un...
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Estimated read: 9 minutes  There is a wealth of academic evidence that proves that the presence of a father during childhood can be a major fact...

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