Episode 71: Play Deprivation with Gerda Foster 

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare chats with Gerda Foster about play deprivation. Gerda is a Criminologist, who works in a maximum security jail. This is a conversation about many things but ultimately, our pressing need as human beings to both play and connect.

Listen in to hear:

  • The connection between prison inmates and missed play experiences during childhood
  • The role of play in rehabilitation
  • Why bullies need our compassion
  • The importance of self directed play and boredom
  • Why laughter is the best medicine

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