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How Children Process Grief and Loss Through Play

Soon after the Oklahoma City bombing, in 1995, children in a nearby kindergarten started playing dead. Over and over, they toppled towers of blocks and lay motionless on the floor. When their teacher asked them to tell her about what was happening in their play, the students informed her that they had all been killed by terrorists.

By Emily Kaplan
June 19, 2020

Help Your Preschooler Gain Self-Control

Source: Adapted from the Message in a Backpack, Teaching Young Children 4 (2): 23
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