A rapid review of the impact of quarantine on children’s play

A rapid literature review of the impact of quarantine and restrictive environments on children’s play and health outcomes

June 2020: PEDAL

In the wake of the current COVID-19 health crisis, there is uncertainty and concern about the impact this pandemic will have on children’s health and educational outcomes. Due to severe lockdown regulations around the world, typical play experiences have needed to adapt to school and playground closures, changes to peer interactions, and social distancing. This report also looks at whether play may mitigate the adverse effects of such restrictions; given that it is such a fundamental part of childhood and can be integral to children’s health in moments of crisis.

Full report here

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