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The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity for us to rethink and redesign how schools support children’s social connections and opportunities for informal play and recreation. (Shutterstock)

Kids will need recess more than ever when returning to school post-coronavirus

Global experts in child development say recess will be critical for children’s well-being when schools reopen, so education authorities should see planning recess as a high priority.
Adults sometimes trivialize play when we say children are ‘just playing’ or when we use play as a reward for when the so-called ‘real work’ is done.

Let the children play: 4 reasons why play is vital during the coronavirus

P.L.A.Y.: An acronym to remind you why letting children play is a responsible and critical way to support children's development through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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