In This Issue
Do children play in times of war? How do they adapt to the conflict around them? According to the latest issue of the American Journal of Play, some children do play—often in clandestine ways—in times of violence, and the presence of play and games showcases the significance of play as a means of coping with traumatic experiences. In the article, “Children’s Play in the Shadow of War,” author Daniel Feldman, lecturer at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, explores the contemporary conflict in Syria and the past atrocities of the Holocaust to examine the precarious nature of play during times of violence, how children adapt their playing, and its therapeutic benefits.