Suggestions for Activities & Play

This section gives links to websites that offer suggestions for activities and play with children, including sensory play, practical hands-on activities and recipes for play-doh and slime! 

Please also refer to ‘Play and other therapies’ in the section called ‘Childrens’ Mental Health’ where you’ll find information about play therapy and other therapies for children.


A website giving suggestions for activities with Under 3s

This website focuses on learning through play and gives lots of practical hand-on activities for creative and sensory play, for different age categories     

The website Helpmykidlearn is Part of the National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011 — 2020. Resources are grouped in age categories up to age 12   

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment provides factsheets for parents on literacy, numeracy and play. 

Play factsheet: