How play can help children transition back to school


The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the social lives of children more rapidly than anyone could have imagined. It has been two months since most last played in-person with a friend. A survey by Emerging Minds shows that two-thirds of primary school children are feeling lonely, an increase of about 50 per cent compared to normal levels, and over half of parents are concerned about their child’s emotional wellbeing.

Children should be given time at school to play with their friends, even while distancing
Children should be given time at school to play with their friends, even while distancing

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