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The Emotional Effects of Social Distancing on Children

Humans are social by nature, and children in particular learn from interacting with others. While children definitely benefit from the leadership, guidance and direction of adults, they learn social cues from peers. Very young children learn best through play, and the most effective form of play is unstructured and peer-integrated. Other children stimulate curiosity and imagination, which helps them grow more confident in their interactions with the world. Additionally, child