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Back to school transition: the importance of playtime

29 May 2020

The Division of Educational Psychology has produced the following advice for teachers and other professionals on how play helps children and young people manage their emotions.

Back to school transition: the importance of playtime

With the return to school for some children just around the corner, and lockdown restrictions easing, the British Psychological Society has launched two short films to help parents, carers and education professionals use play to support children to make sense of the changes happening in their lives.

This video offers professionals expert advice from educational psychologists about the role of play in supporting learning and promoting children’s wellbeing as they return to a school environment that may look very different.

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