Dr Rachel Nesbit

Play has been called the ‘work of children’. However, in our fast-paced and result-driven society, it seems that play is losing value.

In this podcast, we discuss why play is important with a special focus on adventurous play, which is something that children are definitely not doing as much as in previous generations.

This episode is of interest to every parent because as our expert, Dr Rachel Nesbit says: “We never stop playing”. Enjoy it!

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Dr Rachel Nesbit Childrens play: Why is it important?

We discuss why play is important with a special focus on adventurous play

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Play has been called the ‘work of children’. However, in our fast-paced and result-driven society, it seems that play is losing value. In this masterclass, we discuss why play is important with a special focus on adventurous play, which is something that children are definitely not doing as much as in previous generations. This masterclass is of interest to every parent because as our expert, Dr Rachel Nesbit says: “We never stop playing”. Enjoy it!

Dr Rachel Nesbit sits on the Developmental Section committee of the British Psychological Society, is a chartered psychologist, as well as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Rachel’s work focuses on examining the barriers and facilitators that exist for adventurous play in schools, with the aim to inform school-based interventions.

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