Endless Play, Endless Fun, Endless Benefits!

Endless Play, Endless Fun, Endless Benefits!

Encouraging play supports every aspect of a child’s growth and development, from baby to adult; even adults love to play when they allow themselves the freedom to do so!  So we could say play plays an important role in life from birth to death! Poet Pablo Neruda once wrote,

“A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn’t play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly.”

Play helps to build new language, physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills. Different stages and types of play have different roles in child development.

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The Benefits of Storytelling

Reading

Storytelling has stood the test of time, and within many schools, reading takes priority over all home learning. In the current situation, reading and learning to tell and adapt stories can benefit both children and adults while assisting homeschooling.

We all love stories, whether a fascinating story around a campfire; an exciting tale of heritage and history, passed down through the generations; an enjoyable novel on holiday or listening to a child’s first go at stringing events together in an accurate or amusing traditional or personal tale.

Storytelling is a celebration of all things story: from adventure stories to traditional tales, from mysteries to science fiction. Stories inspire the imagination and record histories from modern-day to the distant past. Storytelling supports the acquirement of so many skills from baby, through to child and onward into adulthood. It provides a holistic approach to personal development, building upon vocabulary, memory, imagination, emotional awareness and informing physical, spiritual and intellectual understanding.

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Go Mad for Gardening in Lockdown!

Go Mad For Gardening

10 Simple Gardening Ideas to Inspire Busy Little Green Fingers

National Children’s Gardening Week 23rd – 31st May 2020 (Still confirmed at time of writing this post)

With National Children’s Gardening Week on the horizon, here are a few simple, green ideas to get your children inspired in the garden at home. Kids love gardening and getting close to nature and children will never complain about getting involved in a growing project or fail to be captivated by the changes from a tiny seed to a full grown plant!

May is an excellent time for children to get garden projects underway as they will see quick results as the weather hopefully starts to improve and gets warmer! So here are a few ideas to capture their enthusiasm and to celebrate the fun, and enjoyment that gardening can bring.

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Coronavirus Update

School Coronavirus

Now Available: Virtual Consultations and Contactless Installations

At Schoolscapes in light of the Coronavirus, we are now offering virtual consultations and contactless installations for our customers to ensure full peace of mind.

The health and safety of our employees and customers is our top priority. We have implemented a number of sensible policies to this end, including encouraging many employees to work from home. This, however, has not slowed our operations. Our team will remain fully operational and can do their jobs entirely remote as needed.

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Climbing: The Physical and Mental Benefits

Climbing: The Physical and Mental Benefits

All children love to climb and explore, whether it’s scampering up a tree, scaling the sides of an adventure play tower, clambering on a bench or just scrambling up a rock to look around. In fact, you could even go as far as saying that from babies to adults, we just love to climb. It allows children to easily see their world from a new and different perspective and challenges those who dare to reach exhilarating heights.

Climbing certainly enables children to go on a journey of discovery where they will learn to make decisions, solve problems and to take risks at the same time as developing physical strength, balance and agility. Climbing provides great all-around exercise as it uses so many muscles in the body, as well as engaging numerous parts of the brain! It also creates improved self-esteem and independence as children learn to successfully set their own targets and plan and adapt their own routes.

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