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The psychology of play

29 May 2020

The Division of Educational Psychology has produced this video to provide advice for parents and carers on the psychology behind playtime and how it helps children and young people manage their emotions.

The psychology of play: helping children cope with stress and worry

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.

Created as a resource for families, this video highlights the benefits of using play to help children understand the changes they are experiencing and gives tips on using play to support their wellbeing.

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