By Dr Amanda Gummer, Founder and CEO of Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide Going back to school in September, post lockdown, can be unsettling at the best of times – new class, new teacher, often new school, or even the first experience of school. With lockdown and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding us at the…
August 18, 2020
To children, play is just fun. However, while they may not realise it, playtime is as important to their development as food and maths. Play helps children to be creative, learn problem-solving skills and develop a sense of curiosity. Good, hardy play – like running and shouting – is not only fun but helps children…
May 15, 2019
Updated May 5th 2021 To mark screen-free week, we want to celebrate the wonderful benefits of outdoor play and look at why taking a ‘natural detox’ can be so important for our children’s development. Play helps children to be creative, learn problem-solving skills and develop a sense of curiosity. In particular, free and active child-led…
December 13, 2018
Did you know that swimming is actually very good for your mental wellbeing?
April 7, 2017