Includes bibliographical references (pages 102-107) and index.
This book is about the experiences of young refugee children and asylum seekers and their families in the UK. It describes how war and conflict can interrupt the development of young children as relationships and communities are destroyed and looks at how play can help to restore these children's lost childhoods. Tina Hyder highlights the importance of early years and preschool provision as a healing and restorative experience for young children and their families. She sets work with refugee children into the context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and helps reader.
Machine generated contents note: 1. Children and development : the importance of play -- 2. Being a refugee : the loss of play -- 3. impact of war, conflict and violence on young children : the consequences for play -- 4. What works : first principles to promote play -- 5. Lessons from practice : the role of play -- 6. War and violence in the wider world : issues affecting play.
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