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Why is Play So Important?

Play is considered so essential to children’s wellbeing, that it is defined as a basic human right by the United Nations. Play is not just for fun. It’s the principle way in which children learn about themselves and discover what they are capable of. Watch Dr Weston’s top tips on how to facilitate high quality play for your children, especially during the current periods of lockdown and Covid disruption.

Dr Weston Talks with Professor Helen Dodd: The Importance of Play

In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Helen Dodd about the crucial importance of play in children’s development. They examine the relationship between adventurous play and anxiety, and discuss how parents can facilitate effective play. As a leading expert on children’s mental health, Professor Dodd also describes the main features of anxiety and when parents should worry.