The School of Play Blog

How to Master Downtime to Refresh, Recharge, and Repeat

Research shows that downtime is essential for brain health. Ready to give your brain a refreshing spa day? Read on as we explore ways to avoid burnout and take a breather for a healthier, happier you!‍
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How Outdoor Play Can Reduce Stress and Boost Happiness

Outdoor play remains a potent force for well-being. Here’s the science-backed truth: Playing outdoors reduces stress and anxiety. But that’s not all. Sunlight exposure triggers the release of serotonin.
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Discover Playful Challenges for Stronger Families

Playtime isn't just about fun and games—it's a powerful tool for building strong family bonds and enhancing communication. That being said, let's share ways to strengthen family relationships through play!
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How Cooperative Games Foster Understanding

Did you know that beyond joy and laughter, cooperative play lays a strong foundation for essential life skills? Let's explore the magic of fostering empathy through cooperative games!
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The Art of Play in Nurturing Cognitive Skills in Children

When we engage kids in playful activities, we're not just allowing them to have fun but also boosting their brain power and preparing them to face life's challenges better. Let's share fascinating resources that embrace the power of play and unlock their full cognitive potential!
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Transform Stress into Success with Simple Play Techniques

It’s a delightful paradox—the more we play, the better equipped we become to handle life’s uncertainties. Let’s explore how you can harness this incredible resource to welcome change with open arms and a spirit of adventure!
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The Power of Play: Boosting Creativity and Satisfaction Through Active Living

Recent research in psychology has shed light on the impact of an active lifestyle and play on our overall happiness Let's explore the role of play in promoting joy, and learn practical ways to incorporate these elements into your daily life!
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From Chore to Fun: Building Lasting Habits with Playful Techniques

Did you know that according to a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, it takes an average of 66 days for a new behaviour to become automatic?
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Experience the Power of Play-Based Mindfulness

A study published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies found that mindfulness significantly improves relationships and reduces family conflict—a setting where the morning rush is no longer chaotic but calm and focused.
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Discover the Synergy of Nutrition and Physical Activity

When nutrition and physical activity work together, they create a POWERFUL duo that significantly improves overall well-being. Let’s explore this exciting synergy further and discover its potential for you!
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Unlock the Secrets to Creative Brilliance

Playtime is a breeding ground for creativity. As adults, we often forget the power of play. Yet, when we engage in playful activities, our minds break free from constraints.
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Experience the Power of Movement for Mental Health

Regular physical activity is not just about building muscles or losing weight but promoting overall mental health.
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Discover the Therapeutic Power of Laughter

Did you know that laughter is a powerful therapy? It's true! The science of laughter has been gaining recognition in the field of mental health for its remarkable benefits.
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Elevate Your Outlook with Positive Affirmations and Play

Positive affirmations are key to reshaping your thoughts and nurturing a resilient mindset. These simple yet powerful statements empower you to overcome self-doubt, reduce stress, embrace a brighter outlook on life, and so much more.
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Find Balance and Joy Through Creative Practices

I've always had a playful spirit, and that hasn't changed. We shared creative ways to encourage self-expression for happiness and improved well-being.
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Break the Cycle: Beat Procrastination and Achieve More!

Feeling stuck? It’s time to wake your body and mind up! We’ve curated a selection of resources designed to help you overcome procrastination and reignite your motivation.
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Simple Ways to Practise Ecotherapy

Research has shown that ecotherapy decreases stress, lowers blood pressure, and enhances mood. Here are ways you can practice ecotherapy in and out of the classroom. Let nature's restorative power work its magic!
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Playful Strategies to Cultivate Resilience: Bouncing Back with Joy

Resilience is a superpower! When you have it, you feel grounded, confident, and empowered. We've shared ways to help you cultivate resilience in children and yourself that you might enjoy :)
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Holistic Self-Care Tips for Nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit

As educators, we focus so much on the well-being of our students that we forget to take care of ourselves. But we know that we can't pour from an empty cup! I've gathered a collection of incredible practices to enhance their self-care practice.
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Introducing The Student Agency Well-Being Program

We’re excited to share with you a novel approach to enhancing the social and emotional wellness of your students. We’ve developed a solution that addresses well-being challenges in a playful, science-backed manner.
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Discover Fun Ways to Practice Gratitude and Positive Education

Practising gratitude doesn’t have to be confined to the pages of a diary or journal. We have 50 fun and unique ways to express gratitude in Jugar Life, and this week, we’re excited to feature the most popular ones.
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Balancing Mental and Physical Well-being Through Playful Self-Care

Our thoughts, emotions, and mental state directly influence physical well-being, and it’s literally impossible to separate the two. This week, we’re focusing on self-care practices and activities that help balance both.
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Empathy and Positive Education as a Synergistic Approach to Learning

Empathy is a human being's greatest gift. It transforms any environment, whether school or workplace, into a community where connection drives productivity and satisfaction. That's the power of Empathy and with 'Play', it's within your reach.
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Discover the Joy of Learning: An Introduction to The School of Play

With great excitement, we present to you The School of Play, a joint partnership with Jugar Life and Energetic Education. At The School of Play, we are committed to empowering children, adults, and families to enhance holistic well-being using innovative play-based strategies and research beyond conventional methods.
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The Ultimate Guide to Jugar Life Wellness App

How has your experience been with the Jugar Life Wellness app so far? We’re excited to guide you through the app, ensuring you maximise your Jugar Life access and make the most of what it can offer.
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The Power of Play: A Refreshing Approach to Managing Your Emotions

Do you ever feel like your emotions are getting the best of you? Many of us face this challenge. We're excited to share these resources that will take charge of your emotional landscape.
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Teaching Kids the Joy of Decluttering for a Happy Home and Mind

Did you know the average person spends about 2.5 days each year looking for lost items? It’s not just about the time lost; the clutter can affect our mental well-being and overall quality of life.
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Mastering Emotional Resilience in Your Daily Life

Life is a beautiful journey filled with unexpected challenges, providing opportunities for growth and resilience. This week serves as your reminder that these challenges, though they may leave us temporarily overwhelmed, are an essential part of our journey.
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Setting Sail into 2024: Goal-setting and Motivation to Success

It’s the perfect moment to reflect on the year gone by and prepare ourselves for the exciting possibilities that lie ahead. We want you to step into 2024 armed with a clear vision, achievable goals, and unwavering motivation to make it your best year yet!
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Tips and Playful Resources for Building Meaningful Bonds

The potential for meaningful connections has never been greater in an era where technology has bridged the gaps between us. It’s not just about networking but forging genuine relationships, sharing experiences, and collectively embracing the tapestry of human connection.
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Mastering Time Management for a Balanced and Fulfilling Life

One thing we all share in common is the constant juggling act of managing our time effectively. By honing this skill, not only can we alleviate the pressures of our daily responsibilities, but we can also carve out more time for activities that nourish our well-being.
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Less Stress and More Happiness Awaits with Mindful Meditation

Life can be hectic, and we often find ourselves caught up in the chaos of our daily routines. Fortunately, there’s a simple practice that can help you find a sense of calm amidst the storm, reduce stress, enhance your focus, and nurture your overall mental well-being.
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Mindful Tech Usage to Nurture Face to Face Relationships in this Digital Age

Technology has undoubtedly revolutionised the way we live, work, and connect with one another. However, as we navigate this digital landscape, it’s essential to pause and reflect on our relationship with it.‍
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How to Feel Refreshed and Rejuvenated with Better Sleep Hygiene

Have you ever wished for a magic potion that could help you wake up refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to conquer the day ahead? Well, the good news is, you don’t need a potion like those in Halloween movies. You just need to master the art of sleep hygiene.
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Tailored Fun Exercise Routine for a Happier You

Finding time for ourselves and prioritising our well-being is often challenging. So, this week, we have some exciting news to share that can transform your physical health, mood, and energy levels.
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Self-Care and Stress Reduction: Cultivating Joy in Everyday Moments

It’s easy to overlook the importance of taking a moment for ourselves. We constantly juggle work, family, and personal commitments, often leaving little room for self-care. But what if I told you that a world of possibilities awaits you right at your fingertips?
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