Wellbeing for Early Years (under 6 years)

Supporting your child's early development by helping them to build the foundations for forming healthy relationships and emotional attachments.

Parent and child activities

Playing together can help you and your child explore the world around you and build trust and get to know each other better. You can use fun interactive games and activities to help you build a positive relationship.


"An RSA animation on Empathy" with Dr Brené Brown

"Belly Breathing: two minute mindfulness for children"

"Belly Breathing with Sesame Street"

Wellbeing for Early Years (under 6 years)
Wellbeing for Early Years (under 6 years)

Books and reading

A suggested reading list for supporting your understanding of your child and building your relationship:

  • "Parenting with Theraplay" by Vivien Norris and Helen Rodwell
  • "How to talk so little kids will listen: a survival guide to life with children ages 2-7" by Joanna Faber and Julie King
  • "Theraplay: Helping parent and children build better relationships through attachment-based play" by Ann M. Jemberg and Phyllis B. Booth
  • "The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Proven Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind" by Dr Daniel Siegel
  • "What Every Parent Needs to Know The incredible effects of Love, Nurture and Play on your child's development (original title – The Science of Parenting)" by Margot Sunderland