By Christy Sparling, Occupational Therapist
With the sudden cancellation of school and activities, we are forced to pause, and learn how to navigate this uncertain time. During this time it is even more important to remember the importance of play. Play is a way for children to process their emotions. Through play, kids learn to cope with their emotions as they act out fear, frustration, anger and aggression in a situation they control. It’s also a chance for them to practice empathy and understanding.