Author: Sabilah Eboo Alwani

The Global Symposium on Post-Pandemic Play: A response by education researchers to the need for solution-focused theory and practice on post-Covid learning, and a new network for partnerships

Combatting a poverty of play: revisiting the global landscape of post-pandemic play and learning

Famed developmental psychologist and English paediatrician Donald Winnicott said, "there is, for many, a poverty of play” (Playing and Reality, 1971). Despite play’s status in developmental literature as being key to both learning and wellbeing, Winnicott’s observation has come to characterise the landscape of childhood in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.