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Help me - I'm a Parent! - PLAY - FREE Webinar from Devon Children's Centres

Devon Children's Centres

Often PLAY is talked about as a relief from serious learning. But, for children play it is actually serious learning.

In this webinar, Devon Children’s Centres will explore with the group what is meant by play and why it’s important, what do we need to be able to play with our children. Participants will also think about types of play and development and how we can help by building those positive relationships with our children.

You’ll look at repetitive play and why children from an early age enjoying playing the same games over and over again, or having the same story read at bedtime.

And of course, this is a very big topic in the world that we live in – screen time.  The webinar will look at what you as parents and carers need to know about screen time, how much is recommended for different ages and stages of children’s development and how to choose healthier screen times for your children.

How often do we say be careful you’ll hurt yourself or you’ll fall; we’ll give you an insight into risky play – why it’s important for your child, how to create opportunities for children to self-assess their ability to take risks, while still adhering to the rules and boundaries that you put in place.

To reserve a spot at this free webinar, please visit the Help me – I’m a Parent! – PLAY event page on Eventbrite.

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Devon County Council runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called ChatHealth. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens. You can also call our Public Health Nursing hubs on the numbers listed below.

If you are concerned about the safety of a child in Devon, contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email with as much information as possible.