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Category: Teens

All Work and No Play? Busting the Binary in Majority World Settings

21 June 2023

Are work and play really so different?

Exploring play in hospitals in Spain, Australia and England

9 May 2023

Who are Health Play Specialists, and why are they so important to children's hospital experiences?

Narrative Matters: ‘Encanto’ and intergenerational trauma

30 September 2022

How might films like 'Encanto' be key to helping children understand intergenerational trauma?

Four playful ways to help with anxiety

6 July 2022

How can we use play to help our bodies recognise we are safe and reduce our anxiety level?

‘Just fun’ – or fundamental? Finding fun in early adolescent self-concept

6 July 2022

Is fun an integral part of young peoples' selves, or is it a frivolous extra?

F: Fathers and Play

6 July 2022

What impact does fathers’ involvement and play have on children’s development?

W: Why we all need play in a crisis

5 July 2022

How can play help us to understand and process thoughts and emotions during times of trauma or crisis?