As schools shut down this week, Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide have responded by launching the Home Learning Hub. The Hub includes free comprehensive sets of expert resources and a schedule of webinars to support families with children currently out-of-school.
Weekly activity packs include developmentally beneficial ideas for play and games children can engage with, that support learning and help children stay curious, creative and engaged during these uncertain times.
The resources will be released weekly and available for free download from https://www.goodplayguide.com/home-learning-hub.
The organisation are also offering interactive parent webinars to help children aged 3-5 thrive during the Coronavirus crisis.
The organisation are also offering interactive parent webinars, streamed worldwide. The first of these
Webinar topics include:
Helping families thrive during the Coronavirus crisis
How to talk to children about the Coronavirus
Play ideas to entertain children
Balancing screen-time during lockdown
You can register for the webinars and check out schedules via www.GoodPlayGuide.com
Dr Gummer will also be running Facebook Live Q+A sessions for families to get instant, trusted, expert advice for all of their queries. Stay up to date with all the latest on @GoodPlayGuide socials.
Dr Gummer, founder and CEO of Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide says:
“Parents shouldn’t feel pressure to take the place of teachers, but keeping children engaged with some form of learning will make it easier for them to settle back into school. Play is a great way to support children’s development and can be good for the whole family as it reduces stress and promotes attachment.
There are a lot of skills that children need to learn in order to be independent, healthy, stable adults and lots of those are easily taught at home – cooking, money management, DIY, laundry etc.
But parents need to make sure they’re ok too – the Parent-Centred parenting approach is very apt for this situation. We’re in this together and everyone should be being kind, helpful and tolerant as possible – it’s good for children to see how grown ups act in times of uncertainty and stress and ideally develop successful coming mechanisms themselves.”
About Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide
Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide is widely acknowledged to be the UK’s leading source of expert, independent advice on play and child development, offering a range of services to support children’s industries.
Founded by child psychologist, Dr Amanda Gummer, the company is also the home of the Good Toy Guide and Good App Guide.
The Good Play Guide’s family-friendly team of professionals have a deep understanding of children and are passionate about the importance of play in healthy childhoods. The team goes above and beyond to champion great children’s products using a wide range of skills to make a difference. Whether that is to shout about products in the media, design user testing to help turn good ideas into great products or share knowledge and passion with their audience.
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