With the United Nations declaring June 11th as World Play Day, the benefits that both children and adults reap from play are coming to light.

  • Scientific research has shown that while kids play they are also working on their socialization, coping skills, and learning calculated risk-taking. Research has also shown that adults can reduce depression rates and increase their social connectedness through play

Why it matters: COVID-19 and polarization within the world have left a generation of kids in a mental health crisis. Play has been a proven way to not only help kids but also adults cope with mental health issues and socialize themselves.

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