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THRIVE and Play


Why is THRIVE important?

We use Thrive at school as a creative and playful approach to meet children's emotional needs. Especially during such uncertain times play and connection with trusted adults is more important than ever for our children. Through play and having fun together we can build resilience, reduce stress and improve well being not only for our children but for us as parents too! You can suggest activities to do together but ultimately play is child led so if you've planned to get playful making a den and they decide they'd rather play doctors and nurses, that's fine. Try to go with the flow as much as possible and ultimately have fun!

Here are some suggested weekly timetables of Thrive activities for you to try. You don't have to do them all (or at all) they are just there to support you with some fun activities to help social and emotional well-being:

Further Support:

Ideas for at home-

We will continue to add ideas for play at home over the coming weeks but here are a few suggestions from our colleagues at Brighter Futures to get you started.

Helping Children Be Calm

These are stressful times for everyone. Play is an excellent way for children to relieve stress and to process things that may be difficult for them to understand. There are also some great stress busting activities to be found again from our friends at Brighter Futures here.

Further support and a home resource pack can be found here at:


Please also see our THRIVE page on our website for further information on the THRIVE approach.

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