Kindness at home, at work and to ourselves

Kindness at home, at work and to ourselves We’ve all experienced little acts of kindness. Whether it’s a warm smile from a stranger, a comforting hug from a friend, or unexpected praise from a colleague…they can make our day that little bit brighter. Kindness can have positive effects on our relationships by reducing the emotional distance…

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What is play?

What is play? Play is the universal language of childhood. What is play? It is through play that children understand each other and make sense of the world around them.   Children learn so much from play; it teaches them social skills such as sharing, taking turns, self discipline and tolerance of others. Children’s lives…

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Scotland’s Play Charter

Scotland’s Play Charter This is Scotland’s Play Charter.  It describes our collective commitment to play for all children and young people. The Play Charter builds on the Scottish Government’s Play Strategy for Scotland and the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach to supporting children, young people and their families. The Play Charter is…

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Working With Dads Home-Start MAJIK

Working With Dads Home-Start MAJIK Working with Dads and Home-Start MAJIK & Home-Start UK is committed to working more effectively with more dads and male carers in Scotland over the next three years. In the Year of the Dad, our programme is a timely initiative to help men gain insight and confidence in parenting through support…

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“Too Much, Too Soon”

Earlier this month the “Too Much, Too Soon” campaign made headlines with a letter calling for a change to the start age for formal learning in schools. Here, one of the signatories, Cambridge researcher David Whitebread, from the Faculty of Education, explains why children may need more time to develop before their formal education begins…

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We’re Recruiting

We’re Recruiting We are recruiting in Mid Argyll and Kintyre Do you have just 2 hours a week you can offer to a family in your area? Volunteering can help you with your personal skills and enhance your job prospects when looking for a job. We are looking for people with parenting skills and who…

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