6 episodes

After more than a year of lockdowns and living with Covid-19 restrictions, The Make Time 2 Play podcast discusses the important role play has in ensuring healthy child development and why play is now more important than ever. Hosted by the lovely Georgia Jones, the podcast discusses inclusive play. educational play, toys and play for autistic children, the mental wellbeing benefits of play, as well as lots of play tips for parents and carers, plus much more!
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    • Kids & Family

After more than a year of lockdowns and living with Covid-19 restrictions, The Make Time 2 Play podcast discusses the important role play has in ensuring healthy child development and why play is now more important than ever. Hosted by the lovely Georgia Jones, the podcast discusses inclusive play. educational play, toys and play for autistic children, the mental wellbeing benefits of play, as well as lots of play tips for parents and carers, plus much more!
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    Discussing the role of play within treatment and recovery with Great Ormond Street Hospital's Head of Play

    Discussing the role of play within treatment and recovery with Great Ormond Street Hospital's Head of Play

    Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) has launched a brand new, digital learning and entertainment hub to showcase the “Power of Play” and how it helps children cope with life’s challenges, big or small. The hub is packed full of inspiring ideas, spectacular stories and fun activities to bring the incredible power of play to children and families across the UK. 
    Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)’s dedicated Play team, the largest in Europe, use their skills every day to support seriously ill children from across the UK to understand and cope with their treatment and recovery. This expertise has shaped each story, activity and idea on the new Power of Play hub. 
    In this episode Georgia speaks to Laura Walsh, Head of Play Services at GOSH. Laura explains the crucial role that play has for all children, and highlights the brand new “Power of Play” campaign her team is championing. If you’d like to find out more and access the free resources on GOSH Charity’s Power of Play Hub, visit www.gosh.org/play


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    • 30 min
    Learning through play with Dr Amanda Gummer

    Learning through play with Dr Amanda Gummer

    Dr Amanda Gummer joins Georgia Jones on this week's episode to discuss learning through play. They discuss the important role that toys play in child development and the different benefits from playing with different types of toys. Dr Gummer also explains how children can learn through play based education.
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    • 37 min
    Toys and play for young deaf children

    Toys and play for young deaf children

    This week Georgia chats to Faith Robyn from the National Deaf Children's Society about the importance of toys and play for young deaf children.
    Faith provides tips for the best types of play activities for deaf children as well as talking about the importance to have deaf children represented in toys, books and the media to help them feel like they're not alone.

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    • 40 min
    Helping children with serious illnesses build confidence through play, with Over The Wall

    Helping children with serious illnesses build confidence through play, with Over The Wall

    In this week's episode, Georgia chats with Paul Breen and Chantelle Tovee from the charity Over The Wall. Over The Wall supports children who are battling serious illnesses, by putting on activity camps in a safe environment for the children and their families. The camps allow the children to participate in activities they wouldn't usually be able to do without the help of Over The Wall, and ensures that play is accessible to all!
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    • 43 min
    Toys and play for autistic children

    Toys and play for autistic children

    In this week's episode, Georgia chats with Tom Purser from the National Autistic Society for an enlightening episode discussing the role of play in autism and the importance of changing attitudes towards the behaviours and play patterns of autistic children, as well as lots of tips on play idea suggestions for autistic children.
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    • 45 min
    Discussing the benefits of physical play with Dr Aric Sigman

    Discussing the benefits of physical play with Dr Aric Sigman

    On the first ever episode of The Make Time 2 Play podcast, Georgia Jones is joined by Dr Aric Sigman, a Child Health Educational Specialist, who discusses the important role of physical play in healthy child development and the benefits that physical activity can have on children's mental wellbeing and academic performance. He also discusses the impact that lockdown has had on children's activity levels over the past year and gives parents and carers tips on how they can get their children to be more active.
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    • 38 min

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