Family-based play during the COVID-19 epidemic

Cindy Dell Clark

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Play is a proven source of resilience in the midst of difficult circumstances. This special issue of the International Journal of Play highlights how play behaviors were widely reported in varied countries during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, as well as in other crises. In the United States during the pandemic, home-based play within families intensified, affording opportunities to enhance family relatedness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-343
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Play
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Anthropology


  • crisis
  • Family
  • pandemic
  • play
  • resilience


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