Dramatic Play in the Lives of Children
Dramatic Play and Child Development
Dramatic play, sociodramatic play, symbolic play, creative dramatics, make-believe play, and role play are often mentioned as we explore the phenomena of children playing together. They often use a variety of props, materials, and interactions to explore, define, and recreate worlds for their pleasure, laughter, and the ability to play together. This play brief discusses the importance of pretend play and how it impacts children’s learning, growing, and becoming. The developing child has all of the wonderful complex structures and developmental domains such as motor development, language and literacy development, cognitive development, social development, emotional development, and values. All of these domains are in full swing in dramatic play experiences.
In this white paper you'll learn:
- The importance of dramatic play
- How children develop from participating in dramatic play
- How to incorporate dramatic play into your outdoor play environment