How Children Process Grief and Loss Through Play

Young children will likely process the tumultuous events of 2020 in the only way they know how—through play. Here’s how adults can be supportive.

As the world confronts the novel coronavirus pandemic, an economic depression, and global protests about racism and systemic inequalities, children are being exposed to painful and often scary ideas—and their play will reflect their efforts to make sense of what they see and hear.

This article by Emily Kaplan on Edutopia, June 1, 2020, offers a useful guide for helping adults interact with young children

 



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