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Mark McDonald launches #30daysofplay at Daisy Chain

Mark McDonald launches #30daysofplay at Daisy Chain

On Tuesday 1st November we had a special visit from MSP Mark McDonald - Minister for Childcare and Early Years to launch #30daysofplay along with Play Talk Read's Benji the Bus! Families from Daisy Chain's Young Parents Support Group had a great time on-board the bus, getting stuck into quality play time with their children. The Young Parent's Support Group is run in partnership with Smithycroft School's Young Parent Support Base http://www.smithycroft-sec.glasgow.sch.uk/TextList/TextList.aspx?SectionId=26d40270-c9c7-4.... It is an innovative approach looking at how we support young parents currently of school age continue to engage in their education, build confidence and understand more of what helps their children develop into happy healthy adults. PlayTalkRead is calling for all parents and carers of pre-school children in Scotland to “play, share and win” throughout the month of November as part of its #30daysofplay campaign. Taking part is easy – simply take a photo of you and your child doing one or more of the free, fun activities from PlayTalkRead’s #30daysofplay list. Share it on PlayTalkRead’s Facebook page or on Twitter using #30daysofplay and be in with a chance of winning a family photoshoot worth up to £1,000. Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald, (above) said: “Playing, talking and reading with your child is important – it helps give them the best start in life and makes your time together more enjoyable. That’s why we’re asking parents and carers across Scotland to take part in our #30daysofplay campaign and share the simple things that they do together with their little one that helps bring them closer. CrossReach Daisy Chain Early Years Project Manager, Kenny Fulton, said: “We know how vital the experiences in the first years of a child’s life are in helping them to become happy, healthy adults. Families can face challenges and we work alongside them to recognise their strengths and try to ensure they can be the best they can be. Play is an integral part of that and creating a safe, welcoming, protected space helps strengthen the all-important close bonds between children and their parents.” http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14837313.National_play_campaign_launched_with_family_ph...

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