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Category: School Age (Ages 4-11)

Narrative Matters: ‘Encanto’ and intergenerational trauma

30 September 2022

How might films like 'Encanto' be key to helping children understand intergenerational trauma?

Book to Basics: Having fun with books and play

6 July 2022

How can we use books in our play?

Four playful ways to help with anxiety

6 July 2022

How can we use play to help our bodies recognise we are safe and reduce our anxiety level?

Scoping the evidence: Hands-on learning with physical manipulatives

6 July 2022

How can physical manipulatives encourage children's active engagement in everyday learning?

Children bouncing back: How families can use play to help children transition to post-lockdown life

6 July 2022

How can families use play to support their children as they transition to post-lockdown life?

A: Astronauts, play and COVID testing

6 July 2022

How can we use play to help children engage with the COVID-19 swab?

C: Connected communication: Talking about play

6 July 2022

What do we mean by ‘connected communication’ and what does it look like during children’s play?

D: Dolls, diggers, and dinosaurs: Do girls and boys like different toys?

6 July 2022

Do girls and boys really like different toys?

E: Executive functions and their role in games

6 July 2022

How do everyday activities and games use children's executive functions?

F: Fathers and Play

6 July 2022

What impact does fathers’ involvement and play have on children’s development?