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

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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.

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