Den Building Fun – 12 March 2019

This event is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.

Children will be supported to use real tools and wooden pallets to create their own play resources, spaces and dens. There will be games and opportunities to pick up some sports tips and tricks and time for some good old freely chosen, self-directed and intrinsically motivated.

Date: Tuesday 12th March 2019
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: Belfast Met, Castlereagh Campus

View the flyer here.

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Nurture your child’s mental health through play

Play is crucial to children’s healthy development and happiness and is vital for
children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Secure emotional attachments between adults and children have been shown to be fundamental in supporting children’s ability to cope with stress, anxiety and difficult situations. Play also offers children huge opportunities to ‘try out’ or ‘test’ new or challenging situations – leading to increased confidence, self-esteem, resilience and well-being. Research into the role of play suggests that children’s natural playfulness allows for some crucially important functions to develop for healthy physical and mental well-being.

View the latest Play Matters factsheet here