This National Play Day (Wednesday 6 August), Fife Council, NHS Fife and partners are encouraging parents and carers to “Take Time To Explore” their local area and have fun with their kids.
It follows the launch of Fife Council and NHS Fife’s “Take Time to Explore” campaign and new website hosted on Fife Direct: www.fifedirect.org.uk/families
Cllr Bryan Poole, Spokesperson for Education Children, Young People and Families commented: Take Time to Explore is about trying new things such as going to a beach or park you’ve never visited before.”
“Exploring is vital to a child’s development and aids skills like pulling up, standing, problem solving, learning new words, and sparks the imagination. The new website gives parents information about what’s on in their local area, at the click of a button. This includes free events such as den building, storytelling and craft workshops as well as ideas on places to visit across the Kingdom such as the local beach, museums, parks, libraries and community events which we support.
“Doing activities together can create shared experiences and learning which last a lifetime. We want everyone to mark National Play Day to help the little ones of Fife flourish.”
The Take Time Campaign is a joint initiative between Fife Council and NHS Fife to inspire parents to make positive changes. It’s a campaign to encourage parents to take more time to interact with their children through activities such as cuddling, playing, chatting and reading and supports the key pillars of a child’s development: attachment, literacy, physical wellbeing and healthy eating.”