Children still need to engage in play because they are still using symbols to represent words, images, and ideas and their ability for abstract concepts isn’t yet developed. Play is where they put all of their learning together in ways their brains can understand.
Author: Margi Bhansali
Want Chicago’s Kids Back In-Person this Fall? We Must Talk to Families This Summer
CPS and individual schools must keep talking with families through the summer. Community visits and school-based meetings could reduce fears.