Parents all over the world worry about their children’s development and wellbeing. But how much thought do they give to play? Psychologists believe it’s crucial for our development and social skills. The new Play Well exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London looks at the significance of play in childhood and across society as a way of learning, expressing emotions and building empathy. Two schoolgirls give Claudia their verdict on the exhibition. Children from the Indian cities of Delhi and Mumbai reveal what they like to play – and how it’s changed over the years. We hear from researchers about …
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