The Power of Play
Giving children the power to cope with whatever life throws at them
Adults and children alike, we’re all getting to grips with how to live in this new ‘normal’.
But children have one simple, yet powerful tool at their fingertips to help them cope with the anxiety caused by a pandemic. Play.
Whether they’re battling boredom, pining for the playground or generally unsure about the current situation, play helps children be more resilient and feel better.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) knows this because, with the largest hospital Play team in Europe, they’ve helped hundreds of thousands of seriously ill children deal with their treatment and recovery through play.
This amazing team of play experts have assembled a treasure trove of advice, games and articles below, to help children across the UK and beyond cope with today’s challenges and support your family through this challenging time.
Explaining the virusNot sure how to talk to children about COVID-19? Here are some top tips for explaining this in a calm and reassuring way.
Games and ActivitiesWhether they’re battling boredom, pining for the playground, or generally unsure about the situation, these games and activities are a great way to help children feel better.
Meet the Play teamGOSH has the largest Play team in Europe. Learn more about who they are, what they do, and why play is so important at a time like this.