Here is a summary of the latest play related articles and blogs to be published online.
‘Urgent need’ to implement changes to play infrastructure in Wales – report
Simon Weedy, Child in the City
This article reports on the publication of the Ministerial Review of Play steering group report by the Welsh Government.
‘Play therapy’ essential for children who suffered trauma from twin quakes
Rabia Ali, Anadolu Agency (AA)
This article explains that children should be given space to play and play therapy to help them deal with trauma brought on by earthquakes.
How play can help children cope in uncertain times
Dr Sarah Aiono, Stuff
This article explores how in times of trauma, or challenging events, children naturally know how to make sense of their world through play.
Kids Need Leisure Time as Much as Adults Do
Suzanne Degges-White, Psychology Today
‘All work, no independent play’ cause of children’s declining mental health
Gisele Galoustian, Science Daily
Independent play is good for children’s mental health
Andrei Ionescu, Earth.com
RCH poll shows families need more help to reap the benefits of play for children
Freya Lucas, The Sector
Parents should learn to play with children
Sally Robinson, The Daily News
Why play therapy is a leading form of therapy for children, according to psychologists
Kelly Burch, Insider
The Psychology Of Play: Why Kids And Adults Should Play Outside
Dr Jeremy Dean, PsyBlog
Just Let the Kids Play and Have Fun
David Udelf, Psychology Today