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Creativity in Dramatic Play

3 Hours in Curriculum Development

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Introduction

Dramatic play permits children to fit the reality of the world into their own interests and knowledge. One of the purest forms of symbolic thought available to young children, dramatic play contributes strongly to the intellectual development of children (Piaget, 1962). Symbolic play is a necessary part of a child's language development (Edmonds, 1976).

This training will help you learn about dramatic play, how it benefits children, and what you, as a child care provider, can do to encourage better quality dramatic play.

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of dramatic play
  • Identify ways to facilitate dramatic play
  • Identify what children learn from dramatic play
  • Understand and identify the importance of providing extended time for dramatic play

 

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