To the untrained eye, a visit to the playground is nothing more than a chance for kids to have fun and burn off some energy. But if you talk to a trained professional, they'll tell you that there's more to the scene than meets the eye.
“They are working on their social/emotional skills. They're working on their large motor skills. They're working on their relationships with their friends, solving conflict,” said Elizabeth Saxerud, a school readiness teacher at Riverview ECFE in Brooklyn Park.
Saxerud spends four days a week with this group of four and… Read More