Play Strategies

The Fewer Toys Children Have, The More They Play

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Raised Good Feb 2021

Two decades ago, a German project called, “Der Spielzeugfreie Kindergarten” (the nursery without toys) wanted to see what would happen if they took toys away from kindergartens. All toys from participating classrooms were removed for three months...

https://raisedgood.com/toys-children-less-play/?fbclid=IwAR1slcJoMNp42p…

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A reminder of the significance of Play in lockdown

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Tim Gill - Rethinking Childhood January 2021

But the truth is that no-one benefits if children or their parents are under constant stress. This is why finding some space and time for unstructured, open-ended play is so important. Play can act as a release valve that allows children to feel a sense of their own agency, and to make some kind of sense of their experiences on their own terms, with adult concerns fading into the background.

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