The Sun: Children need time to play.

My most recent column discusses how lack of play and exercise among the young is causing their mental and physical wellbeing problems:

The thing is, play is important, for everyone, but crucially for small children. An article in the Washington Post by Valerie Strauss, entitled, “The decline of play in preschoolers and the rise in sensory issues” claims that children now “are more easily frustrated – often crying at the drop of a hat … were frequently falling out of their seats …, and running into each other and even the walls”.

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What are your thoughts? Do you think children get enough play time? Is play important for children? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below!