“Cards for Rainy Days (and Social Distancing)”: 55 Family Activities That Connect and Build Psychological Resilience

The free brochure Cards For Rainy Days (and Social Distancing) created by Center’s psychologist Tea Brezinšćak, has been a great success. In just twenty days since we have offered 55 family activities that connect and build psychological resilience as part of psychological support for parents and children, it was read and downloaded over 13,000 times on our site for free. Another 5,000 readers reached them through social networks and other websites, which offered them for download, such as 24sata.hr and roditelji.hr and numerous elementary schools and kindergartens.

– The idea for cards has been around for a long time, but obviously now is the time to come to fruition. It seems to me that with the abundant activities we offer children today, they have no time left to play. Even the time we devote to playing is often acutally a cover-up for trying to secretly teach them »something useful«. Both parents and experts do that. Therefore, it is important to remind ourselves that the real game is actually one that is enjoyed for no purpose, in which we remain only for the fun of it. Paradoxically, it is exactly through such play that children make the most developmental progress – says psychologist Tea Brezinšćak, author of the cards.

You can download the English edition in PDF here: Cards For Rainy Days (and Social Distancing) (PDF, in English)

The cards are available for personal use only. When sharing, please cite your source: Author: Tea Brezinšćak. Design: Niko Crnčević. Publisher: Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center. Copyright © 2020. Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center

 

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