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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. 

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