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Importance of Dramatic Play
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Original content: Tristin Boulton, Crawford County | Adapted for blog: Katie Cullum, White County
Dramatic Play is powerful for little learners. It promotes high-level thinking, problem
solving, and more. It allows them to act out real-world situations while taking on
the roles of different characters. They may be the police officer, doctor, or teacher
during this time. This type of play helps children develop six skills sets while enhancing
their development in four major areas all of which are covered in the presentation.
The presentation also covers different dramatic play areas that families can easily
set up in their homes with resources typically found in the home.
Dramatic Play engages children in both life and learning. Its’ real value lies in
the fact it increases their understanding of the world they live in, while it works
to develop personal skills.
Here are my sources:
The Best Care 2020 Training
Five Reasons Dramatic Play Matters for Child Development
The Dramatic Play Center in Child Care
Dramatic Play in Child Care
Ways to Strengthen Children’s Creativity in Child Care
Pocket of Preschool