The power of play

Runtime 00:22:08
Released 13/5/19
Emerging Minds Podcast
Emerging Minds Podcast
The power of play

In this episode, we speak with Sarah Seekamp about the importance of play for child social and emotional wellbeing. Sarah is an occupational therapist and has spent much of her career working in primary health care settings. Her work has had a strong focus on supporting parents to play with their children in ways that encourage healthy growth and development.

In this episode you will learn:
  • Why child-led play is necessary for healthy development (03:04)
  • How parents can support child-led play (05:49)
  • How practitioners can use play to support parent-child relationships (12:57)
  • Why parents can find it hard to let children lead (17:32)


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