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Colman Noctor: ‘The social and emotional impact we’re now seeing from school closures’


by Colman Noctor
06th Sep 2021

Child Psychotherapist Colman Noctor on the impact of the last 18 months of rolling lockdowns on children, where their opportunities for communal and social play have been seriously diminished

It has long been the case that play and stimulation are essential for child development. All expert and research point to the importance of interactive play as a means of learning and healthy emotional and social development. This starts from day one when we begin to play peek a boo with the newborn infant. This simple interaction of covering our face with our hands momentarily, breaking eye contact or alternatively hiding out of eyeline for...

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