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New Child Safety Website is launched

 Child Safety Scotland Following the launch of Go Safe Scotland, the educational resource for use in primary schools, there is now a dedicated website for parents and carers to visit that supports this resource called Child Safety Scotland. Child Safety Scotland can be accessed under Parent Resources through each of the dedicated sections from Go Safe Scotland and has been …Read More

Play Safe During Winter

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) often hears about accidents involving children whenever the temperature falls.  This includes playing on frozen water and sledging. RoSPA do encourage people – particularly children – to get out and about to enjoy the weather that winter brings but to bear in mind a few simple things to make playing safer …Read More

We are recruiting!

Smart Play Network is recruiting for a Projects and Development Manager to join our Team.  Click here to find out more about this exciting post with us!Read More

The New Play Strategy for Scotland

Smart Play Network has been delighted to be involved in the development of the Play Strategy and Action plan for Scotland which was launched in Edinburgh this November.  All the organisations and agencies that formed the working group at the Scottish Government worked hard to ensure that our vision for play in Scotland was backed up by a realistic and …Read More

The Big Lottery funds Play on Wheels

We are delighted to announce our successful application to the Big Lottery’s Investing in Communities programme. Our Play on Wheels projects in Fife and Dundee will continue to deliver positive outcomes for children and families over the next three years and allow us to work with even more children and parents. We are delighted that the Big Lottery has invested …Read More

Get Smart and Stay Smart!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new range of Guidance Sheets for toy libraries. Series 1 – Get Smart is free to all and covers topics from finding premises and supporters to cataloguing your toys. Series 2 – Stay Smart is for members only and supports existing groups with their delivery, fundraising and long term sustainability. Download …Read More

Make it Safe!

It fills every parent with dread when thinking about their child having an accident and it must be absolutely awful when it happens in the home, knowing that some simple preventative measures could have avoided it all together. Smart Play Network intend to help raise awareness over the coming year of some common child accidents that could be avoided by …Read More

Childhood stimulation with toys key to brain development, study finds

An early childhood surrounded by books and educational toys will leave positive fingerprints on a person’s brain well into their late teens, a two-decade-long research study has shown.  Follow the link to read the 20 year study. Click here or on the photo to be taken to the Guardian article from 14th October 2012.Read More

Smart Play, Smart Stuff

Smart Play Network today opened their brand new online Merchandise Shop.   Offering pre-set and customised branded products such as Tshirts, Hoodies and mugs for toy libraries, play projects or individuals, the new shop will allow shoppers to get their staff and volunteers recognised!  New products will be added regularly and we welcome suggestions from our members on design, colours …Read More

Safer Internet Survey

Children and young people are being invited to get involved in Safer Internet Day 2013 – a joint initiative from the Scottish Government and the UK Safer Internet Centre. They can have their say in the Safer Internet Day 2013 surveyRead More
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