'Don't be afraid to be silly': Using play to reduce 'pandemic-induced anxiety' for your family

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Playtime "allows children to express themselves in a space where they feel comfortable". (Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images)
Playtime "allows children to express themselves in a space where they feel comfortable". (Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images)

Studies on playtime date back decades, and its impact has long been recognised by experts as "a fundamental requirement for children's development".

And according to the LEGO Play Well Report, the latest generation of parents have been turned on to the idea of playtime being more than just a frivolous activity.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in