The Importance of Play for Children

Toy Review – Lego Duplo – My First Vehicles Set

We absolutely love Lego/ Duplo in my house so it is no surprise really that my first toy review will be a Lego/ Duplo review really. However, I love the stuff because they have something for everyone from small toddlers/ children right up to adults.   So today I thought I would look at the My First Vehicles Set by Lego Duplo. My son has this set and he loves it, he will spend ages creating many vehicles and using

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Which Is The Best Toys? Wooden Toys Or Plastic Toys

Now, I must admit I do spend a lot of time on various ‘mums groups’ on Facebook and the internet and although this debt doesn’t come up as much as others (breastfeeding or bottle feeding is probably the most common), it does come up.   Which are better, wooden toys vs. plastic toys?   I think a new modern twist on this would probably be toys vs. screen time; however, I am planning to cover screen time later, so I

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Parent Child Relationship – Parents Rejected by Children

This is a topic that features quite a lot in our house, and a quick look online will reveal that it happens in many homes all over the world, parents rejected by children   It can be very frustrating for the ‘chosen’ parent and extremely devastating for the ‘rejected’ parent. However, as frustrating or devastating as this can be, it is perfectly normal and is in no way an indicator of bad parenting, or that your child does not love

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My Sons Favourite Kids Toys

I have talked a lot about my son but I haven’t really gone into too much detail about my son and what exactly he plays with. So, for those of you interested here are some of his/ our favourite kids toys. Types of kids toys he likes My son likes a wide variety of toys, he loves anything to do with cars or trains, he also had a lot of favourite characters so anything related to them is always a

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How Do Children Learn

The short answer to this is, mainly through play. This is because children spend a large proportion of their time playing, especially younger children. Even in school the younger the child the more likely their teachers will incorporate play into their lessons. My son is not at school yet, however he does go to childcare where he learns and follows the early year’s curriculum. Already I can see that he has learnt so much from this environment. However, as wonderful

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The Importance Of Play In Adulthood – Adults Can Play Too!

I have focused a lot of children on this website, let’s face it when we think of playing we instantly think of children and toys and the playground. However, how many of us enjoy games consoles, cards, darts, football, tennis, puzzles, etc.  It may not really occur to us but playing anything from Call of Duty to a pub quiz; it is all a form of play really. In addition, let us be honest, we have all got a bit carried

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Forming A Bond With Your Child

Although this website is mainly about play, there are multiple ways to bond with your child do not involve play. I will start off by saying that I feel like the bond I have with my son is brilliant, I am defiantly his ‘go to’ person and he is defiantly the typical child you read about who will walk straight past their father and go on a wild adventure just to ask you to get them a drink. However, it

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How To Play With Your Child

This is something that really sounds and should be so easy, but the reality can be quite different, for me personally I struggle in two ways when I play with my child. My experience Firstly, I become aware of myself when trying to play; I get very self-conscious and start to feel really silly. It is stupid really, because my son is not likely to judge me and he absolutely loves playing with me and it is an issue I

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The Importance of Play – the theory behind why play is important

This will probably be as technical as I will become. People have spent years or even decades studying why play is important for a child’s development. Anyone who has ever had a child themselves, or has had a relative or a friend who has a child will all have witnessed children at play, but what may not be so apparent is how important it is to let children be children and to allow them to space and opportunity to play.

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About Me

Hello and welcome to The Importance of Play for Children, I would like to state right from the off that I do not claim to be an expert, I am just a normal mum with a passion. Who am I? I am a wife and a mother, I have also held a number of different jobs throughout my time. However, I have always had an interest in people, the human mind, and child development. However, rather than pursue my interest

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