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When Playtime and Covid Collide

New York Times

July 21, 2020

New York Times - How Kids Are Incorporating Covid-19 Into Their Pretend Play

Psychologists have also studied other, earlier examples of communitywide stress. "For example, during periods of war, children may be enacting battle or fight scenes," said Malinda Colwell, Ph.D., professor of human development and family studies at Texas Tech University. "It is common for children's play to reflect what they are experiencing in the world around them and what they see in the media and hear from conversations among adults."

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