Kidsplay’ Family Drama works with families in the East of Glasgow with babies and children up to age 4 and their families.
Currently we provide free, weekly creative play based workshops for families including healthy food in each session.
Our team of passionate workshop leaders are supported by local volunteers to provide a variety of activities which use the theraputic benefits of creativity for whole family wellbeing.
Creative Play is more than just fun: the arts and imaginative play help children to develop emotional expression, resilience, social skills and the imagination which aids problem solving and a positive approach to challenges. We hope this helps equip our participants with a variety of life-skills they will take forward into their lives.
All activities are designed to aid child development including social interaction, emotional literacy targeting self-esteem in line with Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. Parent wellbeing is also targetted through peer support, and creative relaxation.
Healthy eating is an important aspect of Be Enriched's work, in our Kidsplay workshops, this is promoted through fruit and vegetable based snack time at all the sessions.
All activities are designed to aid child development including social interaction, emotional literacy targeting self-esteem in line with Scottish Curriculum for Excellence (Mainly the Literacy, Health and Wellbeing and Expressive Arts Outcomes).
Project staff have attended training including: Autism Awareness (Glasgow Autism Resource Centre) Autism Early Years Practice (Autism Network Scotland), Deaf Awareness Training, First Aid, Safeguarding (NSPCC) , Early Years Arts Practice (Starcatchers) and more.
Our project is supported by a team of enthusiastic local volunteers. Volunteers assist our family workshops for a variety of reasons: many are looking in to gain experience in youth, families, community arts or non-profit work along with those looking for a career change or simply to meet people and give back to their community. Volunteers are supervised by staff and undertake appropriate police checks.
The project has worked informally and formally with some of these organisations:
Calton Heritage and Learning Centre - current venue
Geezabreak: Non-profit providing us a link to families seeking respite and / or in contact with social work Glasgow Youth Arts Hub:
Action Barras and Calton : Cross-promoting the project to local families
Barras Art and Design Centre: Used as project venue, cross-marketing to local community
Autism Network Scotland: Promotion of project to affected families via e-newsletter Local nurseries and schools contacted and cross-promotion
The Dream Machine and On the Corner: one-off event and family drama workshop
Impact Arts: October Drama Week commission as part of Young Gallery Art Therapy project
Bluevale Community Centre
Dennistoun New Parish Church
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